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Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators

In Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators Angela Orasch conducts a preliminary assessment of the current governance models of smart city initiatives in Ontario’s mid-sized cities.

May 04, 2018

Digital Strategies and Smart Technologies in Ontario’s Mid-Sized Cities: An Emerging Role for Administrators is written by Political Science's PhD candidate Angela Orasch. 

Orasch conducts a preliminary assessment of the current governance models of smart city initiatives in Ontario’s mid-sized cities. The research looks to assess where smart city strategies are housed, who is in charge of their management, and how these factors may be important considerations for good governance practice. For practitioners, this research offers a preliminary administrative model that a) highlights the importance of the administrative role in smart city implementation and b) suggests a best-practices, public accountability model for the future administration of smart cities.