#OpenGov - Integration

June 21, 2015

Taking the time to integrate the principles of Open Government into daily practice is important to drive the transformation to the digital age.  In Guelph this has included:

  • a Civic Innovation Lab which will serve as a testing ground for new ideas convening interdisciplinary teams of policy makers, funders, citizens, service providers, business and labour to enable those with firsthand experience and knowledge of social problems to help shape and lead change discussions
  • solution-based round tables which will engage leaders form inside and outside City Hall
  • embedding open government principles into the corporate strategic plan
  • developing a principle-based governance framework

This is one of a series post in preparation for my participation on a panel called “Let’s Get Digital” at a smart cities conference in Rome.