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Ideas, inspiration and action to tackle tough challenges, together

Browse resources, connect with other leaders and see practical examples of smart cities approaches that can help your community thrive.

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The most pressing issue in my community is...

affordable housing

public transit

talent retention


commute times


keeping streets safe

hard to find WiFi


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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?

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.

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