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Shared mobility in Canada: Considerations for open smart cities

Authors: Tracey P. Lauriault, Donato Leone, Julie Ivanoff

This research brief identifies how an open smart city approach could be applied to shared mobility in communities across Canada. From Uber to bike shares, the emergence of shared mobility services in the past few years has begun to disrupt and reshape transportation in local markets. As new services emerge and become increasingly more complex and interconnected, it’s critical that we consider an open smart cities lens in shaping their governance and use. Decision makers must consider how these new technologies and its associated data can be governed in a fair, ethical and transparent manner to meet the economic, social and environmental needs of communities. 

This is part of a series of Community Solutions Network Research Briefs, commissioned by Open North to provide insight into how data and technology intersect with challenges local communities are grappling with. The issue briefings identify complex policy issues from an open smart city lens, describe their importance and provide key considerations for policymakers and practitioners. 

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