Advancing the Smart City movement through big data

Canada is a world leader in this field, and its expertise was on full display in mid-June at the world’s first Strategic Workshop on Big Data and the Built Environment at Ryerson University, sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Ryerson University, and the Canadian BIM Council (CanBIM). Researchers, industrial partners and government leaders came together for a two-day event in order to map out the future direction for research and capacity-building across the country…
A range of experts participated in the workshop, including 26 academic and 27 industry participants. The majority of academics were from Canadian universities such as Carleton, York, University of New Brunswick, École Technologique Superieure, University of British Columbia, and Ryerson University. There were also researchers from international institutions such as Carnegie Mellon and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.