This executive summary consolidates findings from a smart city environmental scan (E-Scan) and five case studies of smart city initiatives in Canada. The E-Scan entailed compiling and reviewing documents and definitions produced by smart city vendors, think tanks, associations, consulting firms, standards organizations, conferences, civil society organizations, including critical academic literature, government reports, marketing material, specifications and requirements documents. This research was motivated by a desire to identify international shapers of smart cities and to better understand what differentiates a smart city from an Open Smart City.

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Lauriault, T.P, Bloom, Rachel, Livingstone, Carly, & Landry, Jean-Noé. (2018). Open Smart Cities in Canada: Environmental Scan and Case Studies - Executive Summary. Center for Open Science. doi:10.31235/