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An Open Smart City is where all sectors and residents collaborate in mobilizing data and technologies to develop their communities through fair, ethical, and transparent governance that balances economic development, social progress, and environmental responsibility.
Smart cities approaches for lasting impact
Image: Electronics engineer Marcin Misiewicz with a weather and air quality sensor they're deploying with LoRa Network in Edmonton.
Edmonton's new 'smart city' data network aims to arm citizens with the facts
A volunteer group of tech experts is creating a low-cost network of sensors in Edmonton that could level the playing field in favour of local citizens when it comes to gathering data.
Image: Photograph of St. Albert
St. Albert maps a digital future
The small Alberta city is moving forward on an ambitious plan for growth based on early adoption of new urban technologies.
100In1Day Intervention Leader Toolkit
Author(s): Lhazin Nedup
Date updated: June 2019
Image: Water rushing out of a faucet
Waterloo region taps eleven-x for IoT water monitoring
The Path to First Nations Information Governance
Publisher: First Nations Information Governance Committee
Date updated: May 2014
Open Smart Cities Guide
Author(s): Tracey P. Lauriault (Carleton University), Rachel Bloom (OpenNorth) and Jean-Noé Landry (OpenNorth).
Date updated: April 2018
What's coming up?
Date: September 19
Name: Idea Camp
Location: Calgary, AB
Idea camps represent a series of regional events that brings together mid- and senior- level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.
Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.
Date: November 7-8
Name: Future Cities Canada Summit
Location: Toronto, ON
The second annual Future Cities Canada Summit will take place in November 2019, bringing together community leaders and urban innovators from every corner of the country