The future of open data

The future of open data

/ Robinson, Pamela J. & Scassa, Teresa. (Eds.). — [Ottawa, ON] : University of Ottawa Press, 2022.

1 online resource (xii, 246 pages) : illustrations, PDF. — (Law, technology, and media).

Papers in the book discuss the origins and evolution of sharing data in Canada; the tensions between public and private sector interests in the use and sharing of data; legislative restrictions on sharing data; harvesting publicly accessible data from platform websites; how the private sector views access to governmental open data and legal liability issues; geospatial data types and distribution for municipal economic development in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa; open data and big data collection and use in less developed countries; the need to expand the capacity of rural governments to gather and distribute open data; and the future of open data after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Local government and the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

Local government and the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

/ Silva, Carlos Nunes. (Ed.). — Cham : Springer, 2022.

1 online resource (xxv, 795 pages) : colour graphs, colour maps, PDF. — (Local and urban governance).

The first part of the book provides an overview of local and multi-level actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Nordic countries. It also discusses inter-municipal and state–municipal collaboration in metropolitan areas and lessons learned from local governments' actions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subsequent chapters analyze case studies of local government strategies, plans and policies to control and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the first year, reduce the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, plan for urban space and improve resilience post-pandemic. Case studies look at responses from March 2020 to March 2021 in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, and New Zealand.

 

Perspectives on fiscal federalism

Perspectives on fiscal federalism

/ Bird, Richard M. & Vaillancourt, François. (Eds.). — Washington, DC : The World Bank, 2006.

1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : illustrations, PDF. — (WBI learning resources series).

Focusing primarily on Canada, the papers in the book explore intergovernmental fiscal relations in fiscal federalism, focusing on the structure and functioning of the intergovernmental finance system, the provision of services, and taxation and revenue sources. The book was created as a resource to inform the development of a Russian decentralization strategy.

 

Urban playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities

Urban playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities

/ Gill, Tim. — London : RIBA Publishing, 2021.

1 online resource (ix, 198 pages) : colour illustrations, PDF.

The book defines child-friendly urban planning of the built environment and explores child-friendly urban design in Rotterdam; child-friendly planning initiatives focused on children's rights, attracting and retaining families, or environmental sustainability in Antwerp, Boulder, Barcelona, Edmonton, Fortaleza, Freiburg, Ghent, Recife, Tel Aviv, Tirana and Vancouver; key components, principles and tools for creating child-friendly neighbourhoods; challenges for child-friendly urban planning; and the future of child-friendly urban planning.


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