Data Governance in Open Smart Cities (D201)

Authors: Johann Kwan, David Fewer (CIPPIC)
Review: Suzanne LaBrie (Open North), Soumya Ghosh

Comprised of 3 modules, Data Governance in Open Smart Cities (D201) is the Community Solutions Network's One-to-One Advisory Service advanced course focusing on how to adopt an Open Smart City approach to data governance.

Data governance sets the parameters for the formalized standards of collecting, storing, processing, analyzing, and distributing community data. It outlines the “rules of the game” of the community management and regulation of citizen data and is an essential part of securing public trust.

In this course, you will learn how using an Open Smart City lens in the design and deployment of data governance helps bolster this trust, contributing to the democratic well-being of community life.

At the end of Data Governance in Open Smart Cities, you should have a deepened awareness and understanding of:

1. Data governance: Opportunities and challenges
Invitation: What are the key concepts, challenges and opportunities involved in using the Open Smart City approach to data governance?

2. The legal obligations and restrictions of data governance
Information: What legislation and policies need to be considered when working with data governance frameworks?

3. The steps involved in developing responsible data governance
Activation: What steps are necessary in the development of a data governance strategy?
  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Data Governance in Open Smart Cities
  • Module 2: Legal Considerations of Data Governance
  • Module 3: Building Data Governance
  • Course Summary
  • Quiz
  • Post-course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever