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Open Smart Cities in Canada: Environmental Scan and Case Studies

On the way to open, ethical, and values-based smart cities - how to use open smart city concepts to drive policy, standards and global best practices in Canada.

This executive summary consolidates findings from a smart city environmental scan and five case studies of smart city initiatives in Canada. The E-Scan entailed compiling and reviewing documents and definitions produced by smart city vendors, think tanks, associations, consulting firms, standards organizations, conferences, civil society organizations, including critical academic literature, government reports, marketing material, specifications and requirements documents. This research was motivated by a desire to identify international shapers of smart cities and to better understand what differentiates a smart city from an Open Smart City.

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