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Innovative Approaches to Today’s Challenges

MW Presents is a podcast sponsored by our partners and vendors and distributed on Municipal World’s network. Topics include smart cities, new technologies and innovative ways municipalities are adapting to the ever-changing local government context.
Series launch: June, 2020

 

Getting back to business in a post-COVID world - Janice Otremba

Certified Executive Coach Janice Otremba talks about shifts in the post-COVID workplace, what managers need to know, and her five lenses on humanistic leadership.

Preventing damage to critical infrastructure - Chris Vandaele

Chris Vandaele, a Supervisor in Distribution Protection at Enbridge Gas, talks about some of the most common dangers to utility lines and an innovative new ...

Getting ready for the upcoming Ontario municipal elections - David Arbuckle

David Arbuckle, Executive Director of AMCTO, joins us to talk about Ontario's upcoming municipal elections and AMCTO's policy recommendations for the next provincial government.

Getting to grips with municipal asset management - MNP

Brian Peach, CAO for the Town of Pouch Cove, and Gord Chalk from MNP talk about municipal asset management, what it means, and what municipalities ...

Digitally transforming municipalities - Wendy Gnenz

Wendy Gnenz, a partner at MNP Digital, joins us to discuss how to develop and implement digital strategies and how municipalities can manage their digital ...

Helping Canadian municipalities meet their energy needs - Johnson Controls

Stuart Galloway from the Energy Services Association of Canada and Ashley Jones from Johnson Controls join us to discuss how Canadian municipalities can meet their ...

Municipal implementation of geo-exchange systems – John Rathbone & Adam Alaica

John Rathbone, President at Rathco ENG, and Adam Alaica, Director, Engineering & Development at Geosource Energy Inc., join us to discuss the municipal benefits of ...

Natural gas incentives for affordable housing – Michael Afrousheh

Michael Afrousheh, Energy Solutions Advisor at Enbridge Gas, joins us to discuss Enbridge Gas’ affordable multi-family housing program, the incentives to help housing providers complete ...

Bringing energy efficiency to affordable housing – Jeff Blunt

In recent years there has been a growing push to upgrade existing HVAC systems to the latest energy efficient natural gas technology. Jeff Blunt, from ...

Strategy execution through objective and key results - City of Vaughan

The City of Vaughan is among the first municipalities in Canada to have implemented the Objective and Key Result (OKR) management methodology. Kathy Kestides and Christina ...

Growth of e-permitting accelerates across Canada – Jarkko Turtiainen

The use of e-permitting systems is quickly expanding across Canada. Jarkko Turtiainen, Vice President of Cloudpermit, North America, joins us to discuss his thoughts on ...

Municipal strategies to assist homeowners with private service line issues - John Savoia & Jeff Olson

Private service line failures can be costly and inconvenient for homeowners when they occur. Find out how one municipality combines both a city sponsored solution ...

Shifting municipal transit fleets to natural gas - Joey Cyples

There is a bold, made-in-Canada opportunity to fight climate change and replace municipal diesel bus fleets with renewable natural gas. Joey Cyples, from Enbridge Gas, ...

The future of sustainability for our ice rinks - Tim McRae & Ian Storey

What is the best approach to achieving sustainability in our community ice rinks? Chemours’ Tim McRae of Chemours and engineering consultant Ian Storey have the ...

Investing in municipal staff growth and development - David Arbuckle

Now more than ever, municipal staff need to be planning for the future. David Arbuckle from AMCTO talks about an opportunity for municipalities to learn ...

Property tax payments at Canada Post - PaySimply

In this fast-paced digital era sometimes it’s nice to get things done in person. Now, through PaySimply, municipalities can accept cash and debit card payments ...

AI teams up with local government - Zoran Postic, City of Vaughan

Artificial intelligence is going local. The City of Vaughan is working smarter to bring cutting edge, innovative solutions to their municipality. Deputy City Manager of ...

The digital solution to tax payment woes - PaySimply

Online property tax payments are now possible - at no added cost to municipalities. PaySimply, Payment Source's secure, alternative payment platform removes the headache. And, ...

Sustainability and community ice rinks - Chuck Allgood & Omar Mitchell

Sustainable refrigeration has a big role in keeping community ice rinks cost effective. And Chemours is working with the NHL to help make that goal ...

Transparency and accountability for the future with TELUS IoT - Michael Cihra & Dave Wood

Bringing real-time visibility solutions to businesses. The internet of things is here to stay and TELUS IoT is keeping their focus on innovation. Michael Cihra ...

Digital streamlining and e-permits with Cloudpermit - Jarkko Turtiainen

E-permitting is the future. But how exactly does this streamlined process look for Canada? Vice-President of Cloudpermit Jarkko Turtiainen joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner ...

Funding your Smart City - Wendy Gnenz

Access funding to build your Smart City. The march of progress carries on as a new frontier of digital connection finds its way to urban ...

Building a secure, remote government workforce for today and the future - David De Abreu

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we work. David De Abreu from Cisco joins Susan Gardner to highlight important considerations for local governments now and ...

A step into smart cities with TELUS IoT and Miovision - Kurtis Mcbride

Understanding traffic is fundamental to managing the evolution of our cities. But, when Kurtis McBride looked at how cities were measuring traffic, he saw methods ...