Congratulations to lab members and colleagues for the recent publication of an entire special issue in The Canadian Geographer on Smart Citizens creating Smart Cities! This special issue had its beginning in a special session at the 2019 AAG in Washington. With the editorship of Dr. Rina Ghose and myself "..the six papers collected in this special section aim to open a discourse to address these questions, presenting conceptual and applied perspectives. Each of these papers has an empirical grounding in existing case studies of smart city implementation, allowing them to collectively track the unfolding of how citizen participation is realized.". It was a lot of fun to work with the various authors to put this together, and congrats to former postdoc Albert Acedo, and current PhD student Zarin Khan, on their contributions!
Khan, Z. T., & Johnson, P. A. (2020). Citizen and government co-production of data: Analyzing the challenges to government adoption of VGI. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12619
Johnson, P. A., Acedo, A., & Robinson, P. J. (2020). Canadian smart cities: Are we wiring new citizen-local government interactions? The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12623