Steve Coutts

Research Analyst, Open North Applied Research Lab

    Steve Coutts is a Research Analyst at Open North’s Applied Research Lab. His current work centres around building more effective, ethical and democratic data governance within and between institutions. In 2020, his team prepared a report to inform the City of Toronto’s Digital Infrastructure Plan, which highlighted emerging issues and best practices for smart city data governance.

    An urban planner and researcher, Steve has previously been involved in public policy development for autonomous vehicles and co-authored publications on urban transportation and smart cities.

    Steve holds a Master of Planning in Urban Development from Ryerson University (Toronto) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography from the University of Winnipeg.