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February 2022

Municipalities and the Platform Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On February 1, a panel of academics and practitioners will look at the future of the relationship between municipalities and the platform economy. Looking at examples from across the country the panel will examine questions including: What trends around the platform economy are lasting, which are short term? What new regulation is needed? Are new taxation models or user fee frameworks needed?

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Data Dilemmas: Municipalities and Smart-City Technology

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advances in the ability to collect and analyse data related to municipal infrastructure create both opportunities and challenges for local governments across Canada. While smart city technology can help cities deliver services more effectively, it also exposes potential vulnerabilities in current governance processes and raises questions about relationships with the private sector in terms of how data are generated, collected, and stored. Meanwhile, as municipalities weigh these challenging ethical and policy questions, the introduction of data-infused public infrastructure has not…

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