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Data

Data is a cornerstone area that will offer new insights into open smart cities.

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Executive Summary

Open Smart Cities in Canada: Environmental Scan and Case Studies

Author(s): Tracey Lauriault, Rachel Bloom, Carly Livingstone, Jean-Noé Landry

Publisher: SocArXiv Papers

Date updated: April 2018

Data

Report

Guide des villes intelligentes ouvertes version 1.0

Author(s): Tracey P. Lauriault (Carleton University), Rachel Bloom (NordOuvert), et Jean-Noé Landry (NordOuvert)

Publisher: NordOuvert

Date updated: April 2018

Data

Report

Making Cities Open by Default: Lessons from Open Data Pioneers

Publisher: OpenNorth and Open Data Charter

Date updated: Feb 2018

Data

Report

From Development to Adoption: Lessons from Three Open Standards

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: Dec 2017

Data

Discussion paper

Without a critical approach to big data it risks becoming an increasingly sophisticated paradigm for coercion

Author(s): Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia

Publisher: LSE Impact Blog

Data

Report

Aligning Canadian Open Data Programs with International Best Practices

Author(s): Erin Bryson (OpenNorth, Geothink), Jean-Noé Landry (OpenNorth), Prof Peter Johnson (University of Waterloo)

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: Jan 2017

Data

Report

Equitable Open Data Report

Publisher: Detroit Community Technology Project and Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

Date updated: Winter 2017

Data

Guide

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development - From idea to proof-of-concept

Publisher: UNDP and UN Global Pulse

Date updated: Dec 2016

Data

Discussion paper

How Can We Improve Urban Resilience with Open Data?

Author(s): Jean-Noé Landry (OpenNorth), Keira Webster (OpenNorth, Geothink), Bianca Wylie (OpenNorth), Pamela Robinson MCIP RPP (Urban Planning Ryerson University, Geothink Researcher)

Publisher: OpenNorth

Data

Study

Identifying recommended standards and best practices for open data

Author(s): Stéphane Guidoin (OpenNorth), Paulina Marczak (OpenNorth), Juan Pane (ILDA), James McKinney (OpenNorth)

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: Spring 2015

Data

Report

Open Smart Cities FAQ

Author(s): cippic and OpenNorth

Publisher: cippic

Data

People & Engagement

This area looks at how smart cities can better engage citizens in the process.

Report

Collective Impact in Motion

Author(s): Mary Pickering

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: Sept 2019

People & Engagement
PDF (4mb)

Report

Intersection Vol I: The Future of Civic Engagement

Author(s): John Brodhead

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: July 2019

People & Engagement
PDF (2.7mb)

Toolkit

100In1Day Intervention Leader Toolkit

Author(s): Lhazin Nedup

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: June 2019

People & Engagement
PDF (1mb)

Report

Intersection Vol II: The Cities We Want and How to Get There

Author(s): John Brodhead

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: Feb 2019

People & Engagement
PDF (5.6mb)

Report

Who are Canada’s Tech Workers?

Author(s): Viet Vu, Creig Lamb, Asher Zafar

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

Date updated: Jan 2019

People & Engagement

Guide

The Civic Tech Playbook for Canadian Municipalities: A guide to engaging with your local civic tech community

Author(s): Aaron Wytze Wilson & Hebah Masood

Publisher: Code for Canada

People & Engagement

Webinar

Ecofiscal professional development course

Offered with support from The McConnell Foundation, draws from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s reports on congestion pricing, water and wastewater user fees and solid...

Energy & Environment

Report

Levelling Up: The quest for digital literacy

Author(s): Annalise Huynh, Nisa Malli

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

Date updated: June 2018

People & Engagement

Report

Better, Faster, Stronger: Maximizing the benefits of automation for Ontario’s firms and people

Author(s): Creig Lamb, Daniel Munro, Viet Vu

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

People & Engagement

Report

Indigenous–Municipal Relations: Beyond Consultation

Author(s): Clara MacCallum Fraser

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: May 2018

People & Engagement
PDF (1.6mb)

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Report

New Civic Leadership for Mid-Sized Cities: Pillar Nonprofit Network in London

Author(s): Neil Bradford and Michelle Baldwin

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: May 2018

People & Engagement
PDF (1.5mb)

Report

Future Cities Canada Roadshow Report

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: April 2018

People & Engagement
PDF (908kb)

Report

The State of Digital Literacy: A literature review

Author(s): Tea Hadziristic

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

Date updated: April 2018

People & Engagement

Toolkit

Civic Tech Community Organizer Toolkit

Author(s): Isha Nepal and Emily Kuzan

Publisher: Code for Canada

Date updated: Aug 2017

People & Engagement

Toolkit

La Ville Intelligente au Service du Bien Commun

Publisher: Commission de l’éthique en science et en technologie,Gouvernement du Québec

Date updated: Aout 2017

People & Engagement
PDF (1.5mb)

Report

Automation Across the Nation: Understanding the potential impacts of technological trends across Canada

Author(s): Creig Lamb, Matthew Lo

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

People & Engagement

Report

Understanding the Digital Capacity of Newcomer Settlement Organizations

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: April 2017

People & Engagement

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Guide

Discuss, Decide, Do

Author(s): Nicole Swerhun & Vanessa Av Ruskin

Publisher: Swerhun

People & Engagement

Report

A City Is Not a Computer

Author(s): Shannon Mattern

Publisher: Places Journal

Date updated: Feb 2017

People & Engagement

Guide

Community Technology Field Guide

A collective resource for digital stewardship, digital justice and community infrastructure. These resources emphasize self-governance, participatory learning, collaborative...

People & Engagement

Guide

We Are Cities Action Agenda

Publisher: Evergreen

People & Engagement
PDF (1.5mb)

Governance

This domain looks at how policy and regulations adapt to the new normal.

White paper

Data Trusts: A New Tool for Data Governance

Publisher: Element AI and Nesta

Date updated: March 2019

Governance

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White paper

How to be Smart(er) in Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario

Author(s): Nikki Gladstone, Jo Flatt, Julie Fader, Megan Hellstern

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: Feb 2019

Governance
PDF (1.8mb)

Report

What’s in the Mix: Opportunities + challenges for municipal innovation procurement

Author(s): Annalise Huynh, Heather Russek, Michelle Park

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: Feb 2019

Governance

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Discussion paper

Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators

Author(s): Angela Orasch

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: May 2018

Governance
PDF (748kb)

Guide

Open Smart Cities Guide

Author(s): Tracey P. Lauriault (Carleton University), Rachel Bloom (OpenNorth) and Jean-Noé Landry (OpenNorth).

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: April 2018

Governance
PDF (254kb)

Discussion paper

Smart Planning Our Future Cities: Supporting Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities in the Digital Age

Author(s): Amanda Smith and Geneva Starr

Publisher: Evergreen

Governance
PDF (2.9mb)

Report

The Role of Southwestern Ontario Mid-Sized Cities in a Regional and Rural Broadband Partnership

Author(s): Helen Hambly

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: May 2018

Governance
PDF (2mb)

Report

Creating Digital Opportunity for Canada

Author(s): Professor David Wolfe

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

Date updated: April 2018

Governance

Discussion paper

A Right to the Digital City

Author(s): Andrew Eland & Richard Pope

Publisher: Medium

Date updated: March 2018

Governance

Discussion paper

Monetizing Smart Cities: Framing the Debate

Author(s): Kurtis McBride

Publisher: CIGI

Date updated: March 2018

Governance

Discussion paper

Rethinking the Smart City: Democratizing Urban Technology

Author(s): Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria

Publisher: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Date updated: Jan 2018

Governance

Report

Data Governance in the Sustainable Smart City

Author(s): Krassimira Paskaleva, James Evans, Christopher Martin,Trond Linjordet, Dujuan Yang, and Andrew Karvonen

Publisher: MDPI

Date updated: Nov 2017

Governance

Report

Who owns all the data collected by ‘smart cities’?

Author(s): Teresa Scassa

Publisher: The Star

Date updated: Nov 2017

Governance

Discussion paper

Smart Cities: Utopian Vision, Dystopian Reality

Author(s): Privacy International

Publisher: Privacy International

Date updated: Oct 2017

Governance

Report

Future Cities Canada: A Systems Approach to Urban Innovation

Author(s): Ray Tomalty

Publisher: Evergreen

Date updated: Oct 2017

Governance
PDF (0.2mb)

Good practice

Faster, further: A Best Practices Review of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network Project

Author(s): Eastern Ontario Regional Network Project

Date updated: Sept 2017

Governance
PDF (1.3mb)

Report

The Hub Model: The Potential for Philanthropic Intervention in Integrated Service Delivery

Publisher: OpenNorth

Date updated: 2017

Governance

Report

OCAP™: The Path to First Nations Information Governance

Publisher: First Nations Information Governance Centre

Date updated: May 2014

Governance
PDF (484kb)

Report

Data Resources and Challenges for First Nations Communities

Author(s): Kate McBride

Publisher: Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre

Governance
PDF (9.2mb)

Report

The Civic Accelerator: A Guelph experiment

Author(s): Caitlin Cassie

Publisher: Brookfield Institute

Governance

Report

This is what modern deregulation looks like: co-optation and contestation in the shaping of the UK’s Open Government Data Initiative

Author(s): Jo Bates

Publisher: ci journal

Governance