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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 without spending on building new infrastructure.
How Okotoks became North America’s role-model for water consumptionOkotoks water infrastructure was wearing out and the city favoured a water infrastructure modernization project to revamp the way it manages its supply.
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 technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination
Groups like the First Nations Technology Council are helping equip communities to join the rapidly growing field.
Can Indigenous culture ever coexist with urban planning?
What happens when urban planning meet the claims and struggles of Indigenous people?
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.
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Small town near Toronto plans to transform into a city of the future
Innisfil, a small town roughly 60 km north of Toronto is set to become home to futuristic city called the Orbit.
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.
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City dilemma: Making smart tech work citywide with limited funds
Cities and tech companies are eager to make the leap to larger-scale smart-city technology projects. But can they work with limited funds?
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.
Indigenous Women in Tech
Most of the time Indigenous women in the tech industry are the only woman in the room and almost always the only Indigenous woman. As they are under-represented in the tech industry Animikii made a list of women who are changing the field.
Why open standards are fundamental to deploying data for smart city services
In order to improve the citizens’ quality of life smart cities will have to be built in an open and standardised way.
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.
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.
The fallout of smart cities is social isolation
Technology leads to reduction in human contacts and face-to face dealings and the loss of spontaneity and personal decision-making in daily life, increasing social isolation.
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.
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Why we need to reframe the rules of transportation design
Following conventional best practices of street design or enforcement or education is not enough to make streets safer.
I Commute from the Suburbs. Is Anyone Thinking of Folks Like Me?
In order to become more incusive, transit service has to be thought through as cities expand.
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 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.
The ‘parasitic’ homes that could change cities
As urban centres face housing shortages and skyrocketing prices, parasitic structures could open the door to a whole new way of living in cities.
Emotional response to city design could guide urban planning
Scenario-testing models are being built to help urban planners and architects to see the impact of their designs.
Can a city solve homelessness with an app?
As cities deploy community-facing apps to alleviate homelessness, questions linger around who the tech is intended to benefit.