Andrea Reimer, “Open cities” (MP3 audio), CBC Spark Plus, 2009/05/27 December 17, 2010Posted by daviding in Talk Audio Download.
Tags: government, open data, vancouver
Vancouver was an earlier pioneer in providing open government data on the web.
Vancouver City Council passed a motion (PDF) to endorse the principles of “making its data open and accessible to everyone where possible, adopting open standards for that data and considering open source software when replacing existing applications.”
Nora interviewed Andrea Reimer, the Vancouver city councillor behind the open city motion. They talked about the costs and benefits of open data, how it can affect civic engagement, and the privacy and security concerns Vancouver will have to consider as it opens up its municipal data.