New Opportunities for Local Governments to Harness the Data Revolution

The City of Toronto’s Institute for Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) has released a new paper exploring the opportunities for local governments to harness the data revolution. Specifically the paper examines the experiences of the City of Toronto and the City of London (England), and proposes a series of factors that can help cities make better use of big data, including:

  • Developing comprehensive strategies based on an understanding of economic strengths and the community’s role in the global production chain
  • Promoting the start-up and scale-up of digital innovation, and trying to link innovation to the community’s challenges
  • Building relationships with higher orders of government and local universities

Read the full report here:

Cities, Data, and Digital Innovation 

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