At Geothink, we explore how the Geospatial Web 2.0 is reshaping interactions between governments and citizens. From Google Maps and GPS-enabled cellphones to Tweeting about potholes and using mobile applications to find the quickest bus, Geothoughts explores how this technology is reshaping our lives.
Geothoughts 15: Reflections from Geothink’s Researchers at the Conclusion of the Grant
In this episode, we take a look back and reflect on five years of fruitful Geothink research. We spoke to Geothink Head Renee Sieber, Co-Applicants Rob Fieck, Daniel Paré and Stéphane Roche, and Geothink students Rachel Bloom and Edgar Baculi about their most memorable experiences with the grant.
Geothoughts Talks 10: Geothink Researcher Victoria Fast
The first day continued with a talk from Victoria Fast, a former Geothink graduate student and now an Assistant Professor at University of Calgary in the Department of Geography. In it she posed questions about accessibility and how smart cities may or may not benefit those who are most in need.
Geothoughts Talks 9: Montreal City Council Chairman Harout Chitilian
Later on the first day of the Summer Institute, Montreal City Council Chairman Harout Chitilian introduced students to the ways in which Montreal aims to blend open data, new tech and entrepreneurship to make Montreal a leader in smart cities. He spoke at the Institute even as outside McGill the city celebrated its 375th anniversary.
Geothoughts Talks 8: Day 1 Morning Panel Session on Smart Cities
Discussion began with introductions by Geothink Head Renee Sieber, associate professor in McGills School of Environment and Department of Geography. Presentations were given by Stephane Guidoin, open data chief advisor in Montreals Smart and Digital City Office and Geothink Co-Applicants Stéane Roche, associate professor in University Lavals Department of Geomatics; Pamela Robinson, associate professor in Ryerson Universitys School of Urban and Regional Planning; Rob Feick, associate professor in Waterloo Universitys School of Planning; Teresa Scassa, Canada research chair in University of Ottawas Faculty of Law; an Victoria Fast, an assistant professor at University of Calgarys Department of Geography.
Geothoughts Conversations 3: Defining Smart Cities and the Human Relationship to New Decision-Making Processes
The topic of our third Geothoughts conversation was how to make sure human concerns remain paramount in the design of increasingly digital smart cities.
Geothoughts 14: Toward A Just Smart City at Geothink’s 2017 Summer Institute
In this episode, we take a look back at Geothink’s 2017 Summer Institute at McGill University in Montreal, QC from May 25-27. The theme of this year’s Institute was “Smart City: Toward a Just City.” An interdisciplinary group of faculty and students tackled many of the policy, legal and ethical issues related to smart cities.