The Centre for Law, Technology and Society presents:
Citizen Agency in Smart Cities
The 2020 Year in Review
Tracey Lauriault, Teresa Scassa, Stéphane Guidoin and Bianca Wylie
in conversation with Jean-Noé Landry
Thursday, December 10, 2020
at 12:00 ET
Join us for a virtual conversation that brings together Canadian thought leaders to engage in a “year in review” of citizen agency in the realm of data and technology, and smart cities.
From perspectives including critical media studies, law, data governance, and open tech advocacy, this conversation will examine digital rights issues in the government’s response to the pandemic, city-building issues such as SidewalkLabs’ decision to withdraw from the Quayside project, and the opportunities coming from Montreal’s unique approach to openness in smart cities. Taking stock of these issues from 2020, this conversation will provide different perspectives on their impact on variants of citizen agency.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Tracey Lauriault is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, a Board member of Open North, and an Associate member of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.
Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, where she is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and a Faculty member of the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.
Stephane Guidoin is director of the Laboratoire d’innovation urbaine de Montréal, the urban innovation lab of the City of Montréal.
Bianca Wylie is an open government advocate with a dual background in technology and public engagement.
Jean-Noé Landry is the Executive Director of Open North and a Law Foundation of Ontario's Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship on Smart cities at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.
This event is part of the activities of the Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship on Citizen Agency in Smart Cities hosted at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.
This event will be in English only.
This event will be recorded.