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Bart Gorynski
6 days ago
Bart Gorynski
Smartivist | @bee smart city

Hamilton’s focus on equal access to digital resources and education will ensure that its citizens can all play their part in the future of this smart city.

At the western end of Canada’s Lake Ontario nestles a city of almost 540,000 culturally diverse people. Once handling 60% of Canada’s steel production and earning the title ‘the Steel Capital of Canada’, its steel operations are now waning and the industrial city of Hamilton is looking for a new foundation for the future of its inhabitants.

That new foundation is to be both figurative and literal: the city has so far provided financial incentives to the tune of over C$20 million for companies to remediate and repurpose Hamilton’s polluted former industrial sites, the re-development of which – aside from improving the environmental health of the city – has poured money into the construction industry and is already responsible for the creation of at least 650 new jobs.

Hamilton knows that the future of its economy lies in the development of new industries and businesses, especially in such areas as digital communications, healthcare and life sciences and it is doing its best to attract them. Aside from the ERASE remediation project helping to secure more clean and usable land, Hamilton is working on getting broadband access all around the city. read more...

Judit Urquijo
6 days ago
Judit Urquijo
Content curator

The agreement between Streamr, the blockchain-backed data platform, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise opens the door to the huge potential market for data sales. What future effect can it have on the economy? Will it help to build greater confidence in the people by rewarding them?

Bart Gorynski
3 weeks ago
Bart Gorynski
Smartivist | @bee smart city

Becoming ‘smart’ does not just involve investing in the shiniest new machines; municipalities looking to improve city operations at the same time as civic quality of life need to focus foremost on their communities. IoT platforms and demand-price responsive traffic meters are all well and good, but if they don’t tackle the problems at hand or actively improve citizens’ everyday lives, then they have no purpose.

This is where collective intelligence is key: cities must take a collaborative, holistic approach to making their city smarter, keeping their projects transparent and relevant through working with actors across society - from big tech firms to local community groups. read more...

Jose Suarez
last month
Jose Suarez
Smart City Expert

Tucked along Lake Ontario, the Canadian city of Mississauga is a bustling hub of business, performance and innovation. While Mississauga may often be overshadowed by neighboring Toronto, the city's position as an emerging leader among smart cities cannot be disputed.

Mississauga's overall vision of creating a connected community is propelled by well-thought-out partnerships and robust citywide development plans. Backed by enthusiastic investment and creative enterprises, the city and its leadership are enabling deeper connections among various city enterprises.

The municipality -- Canada's sixth largest, with a population of more than 720,000 -- has become an early leader in the use of sensors and fiber networks to create data-driven solutions to address citywide concerns. With guidance from Slack and Mayor Bonnie Crombie for implementing strategies from the city's strategic and IT master plans, these efforts are delivering efficient, productive and transparent services to citize...

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Marcelo Misael
last month
Marcelo Misael
Business Development Director at Citymatica

Dear collegues,

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Warm regards,

Marcelo Misael
Business Development Director
Citymatica

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