Empowerment of value-creating organizations
A smart city should enable institutions and organizations (inc. public, private, non-profit) to become learning organizations. There exist problems of inefficiencies, disconnect (between organizations who should be working together), undetected biases, untapped opportunities, and delayed pivoting of business approaches to better serve the communities. Impact evaluation also lacks proper metrics and data. So one key tenet may be: a smart city shouldn't be just about coordinating technologies for efficient operations, but rather highlighting data analytics to inform decision making and prompt response. Another key tenet could be: a smart city enables effective 'matching' of organizations and businesses, finding each other and fostering synergistic collaborations to maximize value to the residents.
A smart city does not exploit the basic needs of its residents to benefit any entity/entities in a way that creates dependency and vulnerability on the residents' part. Contracts should be awarded to those who commit to a level of responsibility, accountability and service to the residents of Mississauga.