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Building Community Resilience
Smart cities approaches for lasting impact
Parks and Open Spaces: Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Technologies
Author(s): Open North
Date updated: March 2021
Partnering for Success with Community Broadband
Date updated: March 2021
From consultation to co-creation in the open smart city
The Future Fix: Tech lessons COVID taught us
Author(s): Spacing and Evergreen
Publisher: Spacing and Evergreen
Date updated: September 2021
There are many ways to take action
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.
What's coming up?
Date: October 15 12:00 pm EST
Name: Community Energy Planning in Northern and Indigenous Communities
Communities with an energy plan have a vision and strategy for local economic development, improved environmental and public health, reduced GHG emissions, climate resilience and much more.
This workshop is open to Indigenous and northern communities, organizations and councils in Canada seeking to develop and implement Community Energy Plans. Communities in this region are increasingly recognized as leaders in the energy sector and community energy initiatives can create steps towards greater energy independence, local economic development, employment, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other community benefits. The workshop will discuss key barriers Indigenous and northern communities are facing, including community buy-in, developing partnerships and securing funding. The workshop will provide a space to explore solutions through peer-to-peer learning and discussion with Indigenous-based organizations, on key energy projects.
Date: May 1-October 31
Name: Future Cities Canada Summit
Mark your calendars.
Future Cities Canada Summit will return in a re-imagined format for 2021.
Starting in May, each month you will be invited to come together for one-day online events with city builders across Canada to tackle the pressing issues facing our cities.
Our monthly event series will open up new conversations that pave the way towards our big finale: A week-long convening in October 13-17, 2021
If you aren't already subscribed to Future Cities Canada News, subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know about this fantastic new series!
Smart Cities Challenge
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Dive deeper into the smart city projects that communities across Canada are implementing using data and connected technology approaches to advance service area priorities and improve the lives of their residents. Learn more about these innovative ideas and the Smart Cities Challenge here.