Our vision is founded on the following core principles: open, smart, and engaged.
Open data is not a replacement for public consultation. We believe in engagement approaches that educate and empower citizens to be involved in decision making processes in an active, informed, and impactful way.
Open data is an foundational element of open government, but it must be acted upon to have value to the community. We believe in shaping governments to be responsive and accountable to the needs of the public, particularly through inclusive, diverse, and open ecosystems.
Striving for strong and accountable governance means continual renewal, assessment, and flexibility to learn from city to city, and international best practices.