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A space for collaboration

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.

How To Start

The most pressing issue in my community is...

public data

mobility

homelessness

climate

affordable housing

at risk youth

public transit

digital

security

Get Started

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.

Open Smart Cities Report Card

Get a personalized capacity & knowledge report, at no cost

By completing our self-assessment diagnostic questionnaire, the Advisory Service will provide you with a report card that captures your community-level capacities towards the implementation of open smart cities initiatives and practices. To get a link to the questionnaire, contact our team today.

Events

What's coming up?

Join Future Cities Canada, with content partner Future of Good, in an online conversation about the way by which cities and communities across the country are adapting with innovation, collaboration and smart approaches. We will be diving into the community solutions that are being advanced, and seeing how communities from coast to coast are resilient to unprecedented change we’re now facing.

Want to join us? Sign up and submit your questions here: https://futureofgood.co/unexpectedsolutions-twitterchat/

We'll be chatting from 10 - 11 AM EST on the 31st, but you can follow us @FutureCitiesCA until then!

Join this Civic Commons Catalyst Webinar to discuss the resiliency that community hubs inherently support in their communities, before, during and after crises. What is the role of the community hub now, amidst crises? What can they be doing? What have they already been doing to strengthen resiliency leading up to a crisis? And what do they represent in the vision of a stronger future afterwards? 

Do you want to be part of the solution? Let's meet at 12 PM EST! Register for this free webinar here.

Smart Cities Challenge

Gain access to all Smart Cities Challenge applications!

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.