Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Vancouver, British Columbia, Edmonton, Alberta, Ottawa, London, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Medicine Hat, Alberta
This paper examines the rationale for why local governments develop open data programs. Interviews were conducted with officials from six Canadian municipalities involved in open data projects – Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, London, Nanaimo, and Medicine Hat – and two community members from Vancouver and London who have played an important role in these developments. The findings reveal that both municipal officials and citizens have a strong desire for open data but the movement has progressed slowly and there are several areas in which it can improve.
Crozier, David, "The Progression of Open Data Initiatives in Canadian Municipalities: The Evolution of E-Government Services and Its Relationship to an Emerging Movement" (2011). MPA Major Research Papers. 96.