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See how communities like yours are tapping the potential of data and technology
Image: Transportation is the second-highest source of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, making up 24 per cent of GHG emissions in all economic sectors in 2017. Freight transportation represented 41 per cent of that.
How an Ontario municipality cut trucking pollution without investing in infrastructure
A regional government in Ontario has tested a way to increase cargo efficiency while helping reduce carbon emissions, without spending on building new infrastructure.
Edmonton tech experts build low-cost network of sensors, make data accessible to residents
3 Manitoba municipalities create their own fibre optic internet serviceIn Southwestern Manitoba, communities’ low debit internet resulted in poor quality phone calls and almost impossible to stream videos.
In New Brunswick, Open Data Keeps the River on WatchIn New-Brunswick, a group of civic tech leaders created an app to monitor and forecast river levels in their province.
The Indigenous Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE) aims to spark an eventual Indigenous business and cultural district: the first of its kind in Canada.
Indigenous Innovation Webinar
In Canada, Indigenous Peoples have always been inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs and they still provide unique solutions and perspectives to present-day challenges and opportunities.
Can Indigenous culture ever coexist with urban planning?
What happens when urban planning meet the claims and struggles of Indigenous people?
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Creating safer cities through improved ID security
Minimizing fraud on ID starts with adding more layers to it such as signature, photo, name which make it harder to forge for criminals. Next step would be to add tactile impression and advanced optically variable devices.
We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence
The more information the computer is given, the better it can learn.It's no coincidence that Facebook suggests which friends to tag in photos, or Amazon recommends certain products.
How Canada got so smart on artificial intelligence
When the robots take over, lots of strange things are going to happen. Possibly the strangest thing of all will be where the robots will be invented. High on the list of likely birthplaces is Toronto.
Monetizing Smart Cities: Framing the debate
A debate is developing in Canada about who will control and profit from the massive volume of data generated by smart cities in the future. The stakes are high for two reasons: this data holds large financial value and it will have a huge impact on citizen life in cities.
The four winners of the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge were announced on May 14, 2019 in Ottawa.
Animikii Raises $1M to Scale Social Impact Through Indigenous Technology
Largest investment of its kind into an Indigenous technology social enterprise. Investment led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners with additional financing from BDC.
City of Markham continues its digital strategy with Your Voice Markham
The online engagement platform is a new avenue for the city to unveil project plans as well as for citizens to voice their opinions and ideas for projects, submitting opinions and ideas to be viewed publicly.
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How municipalities can bring their smart city visions to life
Economic development and sustainability are at the core of most of the smart cities' strategies. If they want their cities to actually help improve the lives of their residents, they have to explore different funding options and intelligent infrastructure upgrades.
Without a critical approach to big data it risks becoming an increasingly sophisticated paradigm for coercion
The ability to quantify has become so embedded in the discourse of “innovative knowledge production” as to constitute an epistemic virtue.
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How Can Smart Cities Improve the Health and Wellness of Citizens?
As the urban population is getting older, health management is a key issue for smart cities in the future. Proactively addressing health and wellness issues can be done using Smart Cities Solutions.
Smart Cities Improve The Health Of Their Citizens
This article intends to explore two questions: how can Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and systems engineering enable people to address the area of health in cities and what are the business implications of these?
How Smart Cities are Making their Citizens Healthier
If the power of technology in the transformation of transportation and infrastructure systems in cities is a given, it can also tackle health and environmental challenges associated with city living.
Smart cities can’t exist while there’s a digital divide
How digital inclusion has to be placed at the center of smart cities strategies. Providing equal access to service and digital tools is the solution to benefiting all citizens and making the smart city a truly equitable place.
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A city is not a computer
Brain as computer VS city as computer. Urban intelligence involves experience, observation, sensory engagement. We need new models for thinking about cities that do not compute.
Artificial Intelligence at the service of smart cities v2.0
How conversational artificial intelligence platforms will make cities smarter? This article explores the idea of integrating these new technologies in an ethical way, in order to improve and simplify the life of citizens.
Solving the mobility puzzle: Portland tests analysis tool based on cell phone data
Using data in order to know how people actually move around the city.
How Washington DC’s ridesharing saves money, reduces congestion
A new ridesharing program set up by the Washington Department of Public Works (DPW) aims to reduce the number of cars on the roads.
I Commute from the Suburbs. Is Anyone Thinking of Folks Like Me?
Transit service has to be thought through as cities expand.
How roads can help cool sizzling cities
Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the "urban heat island effect" that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team of engineers.
Fighting extreme heat in cities with urban design
To adapt to climate change, we need to build cities like we did in the past – moving toward a climate-responsive urban design, centered on people.
How AI and data turn city water management from an art to a science
More cities are looking to drones and other equipment for preventive maintenance, but it is uphill work in a sector that has traditionally resisted change.