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Miranda Sculthorp, Urban Research Analyst at OpenNorth’s Applied Research Lab attended RightsCon2019 held in Tunis, Tunisia in June 2019. This blogpost contains her reflections on the conference sessions, which were focused on topics relating to human and digital rights.
Thoughts from the OGP Summit 2019 Local Side Event.
As government adopts more technological solutions, efforts to promote media, digital, and data literacy will be an important part of open government.
Reflections on developing data literacy for civil servants implementing public consultations
Thoughts on focus group research from OpenNorth’s Applied Research Lab.
In March 2019, OpenNorth attended the Rencontres nationales de la participation in Grenoble, France.
The case for structured data collection and management for more transparent public consultation
A workshop for representatives of Montréal’s 19 boroughs to discuss data needs for spatial analysis and functionality requirements for a potential online GIS platform.
As December comes to a close after an exciting year, I would like to thank everyone at OpenNorth and all of our partners, board members, and collaborators.
OpenNorth recently had the privilege of delivering a day-long workshop in Halifax on effective data management practices to an engaged group of individuals who work in the field of homelessness service provision (such as homeless shelters and outreach centres). OpenNorth’s workshop was a part of a greater two-day long workshop...
Post two in this series tackles the “Open Data rabbit hole.” This post follows the first in the series in discussing some of the challenges the open data field is facing.
A little over a year ago, a team of experts and researchers set out to demystify what shapes smart cities in Canada and what defines an Open Smart City. Since then, the Open Smart Cities in Canada project has reviewed smart city definitions, visions, governance structures, strategies, reports, components, standards,...
Ever heard of food deserts? (Those locales where the choices to eat our minimum or non-existent.) This post tackles the notion of an open data desert. Researchers, practitioners, and a civil society organisations often can not find specific datasets or information needed to fulfil their needs.
A warm welcome and introduction to our new Office Manager, Jackie, and Applied Research Analyst for Urban Development, Robin Basalaev-Binder.
The first in an ongoing series, this post investigates the role open data plays in democracy. Transparency, freedom from disruption and participation in policy making are all advanced by open data and will continue to be in the future.
A roundup of OpenNorth’s latest webinars. Be sure to watch these in our webinar archive.
While AI may make cities’ planning and governance more efficient, it needs to be regulated to ensure it complies with legal rights and protections.