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How can we build bridges between Indigenous and scientific knowledge?

This first episode of the Raccords podcast considers the challenges of combining Indigenous and scientific knowledge in order to accelerate social and ecological solutions to climate change. 

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My Most Important Connection

Earlier this year, emerging technology companies, subject matter experts and community leaders from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan gathered virtually at the Community Solutions Networks’ Collision Day. We spoke with Mitch Thomson, Executive Director of the Olds Institute, about his experience at the event, and why he would recommend it to other community organizations. 


Learning uninterrupted

As technology is making its way in the classroom, networks have to allow learning to go uninterrupted.


A City Planner Makes a Case for Rethinking Public Consultation

Listening to what communities have to say is the key starting point to truly engage with them.


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.


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.


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.