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How to be Smart(er): Technology & Data in Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario

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Canada is no stranger to the smart cities dialogue. In its 2017 budget announcement, the Government of Canada pledged $300 million over 11 years for Infrastructure Canada to launch the Smart Cities Challenge Fund. In November 2017, the first Smart Cities Challenge was launched, encouraing municipalities and Indigenous communities to address civic challenges through technology, design and data.

The growing movement towards smart cities presents a critical opportunity and challenge for leaders in communities of all sizes.

This unique webinar will present the findings of Evergreen and Code for Canada's new report, How to be Smart(er): Technology and Data in Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario.

Webinar participants will hear case studies from municipalities that have successfully adopted smart cities technologies and practices and get the opportunity to engage with some of the experts who contributed to the report. The goal is to provide participants with a more thorough understanding of digital transformation in the mid-sized urban context, as well as useful insights and specific strategies for adopting new digital tools and methods -- both during the Smart Cities Challenge and beyond.

Defined as urban areas with a population of 50,000 to 500,000, mid-sized cities are home to more than a third of Canada's population, and are looking to leverage the tools of the digital age. The report's emphasis on cities of this scale is an attempt to bring attention to their unique needs and challenges, which are often overlooked in mainstream conversations about city-building. While focused on Ontario's mid-sized cities, the report and webinar offer insights and learnings for communities of all sizes across the country

Join Code for Canada and Evergreen on March 20, 2018 and learn how you, and your community, can get smart!

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