About the Branch
The Open City and Innovation Branch provides corporate leadership to all departments in open government, innovation and continuous improvement, analytics and data-driven decision making, and Smart City. The Branch leads the City’s Open City initiative which strives to transform the City of Edmonton into a more transparent, open and accessible organization; connected to the public and responsive to their vision for government. Our Branch is working to build new ways to share information with Edmontonians, to find new opportunities for dialogue and make our services easier to access.
Open City and Innovation provides its expertise to collaboratively enhance the way the City approaches municipal challenges. Working with other City branches and departments, the Branch breaks down silos and improves how civic services are offered by identifying and adopting new business models, innovation opportunities and uses of data for decision making. The Branch aims to enable service delivery and improve the capacity of the organization while developing efficient ways to provide services to the public and City departments through the innovation, continuous improvement and advanced analytics.