Since joining Mowat as a Policy Associate in 2014, Sara Ditta has contributed to several research projects in areas related to infrastructure policy development, emerging technologies and community benefits. Previously, she worked in federal government departments in Toronto and Ottawa, and wrote about health policy in the United States. She has completed a graduate degree at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance and a Bachelor of Journalism at Carleton University.
This report examines the key success factors for designing effective community benefits requirements for large transit infrastructure projects and how their success can be monitored, tracked and measured – particularly for targeted training and recruitment initiatives.More
As people share more and more information online, algorithms are increasingly used by public and private institutions to leverage that information and quickly analyze it with the aim of providing more efficient and optimal decision-making. More
Exploring standards-based solutions in a changing marketplace
In this report, commissioned by CSA Group to launch their new CSA Group Research Program, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy and explores the potential for the use of standards-based approaches in the governance of this sector.More
The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA
This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.More
Automated vehicles present a potentially revolutionary change to the way that we move people and goods. At the current pace, they could be ready for public roads on a wide scale within five to ten years.More
This paper identifies and analyzes existing and emerging models of alternative financing for infrastructure in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region, particularly in partnership with the private sector, and explores opportunities for cross-border collaboration on infrastructure renewal.
The Role of Local Governments in Building Canada's Economic Infrastructure Network
This paper examines successes and challenges in federal, provincial and municipal government efforts to support trade-enabling and productivity-enhancing infrastructure, with a particular focus on the value of local involvement. More