Reading List for Sidewalk Toronto Public Consultations

General - Shannon Mattern, “The City is Not a Computer”, Places Journal 

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General - Richard Pope, “A Right to the Digital City”, Medium 

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General - Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria, “Rethinking the smart city – Democratizing Urban Technology”, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – City Series

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Business Model and Project Governance - Molly Sauter “Google’s Guinea-Pig City: Will Toronto turn its residents into Alphabet’s experiment? The answer has implications for cities everywhere” The Atlantic, Feb. 13, 2018 

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Business Model and Project Governance ​- Bianca Wylie, Sidewalk Toronto, the City of Toronto and our right to multiple futures, Medium, March 19, 2018

 

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Business Model and Project Governance ​- Bianca Wylie, “Civic Tech: On Google, Sidewalk Labs and Smart Cities”, Torontoist, October 24, 2017

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Data and Data Governance - Teresa Scassa,  “Who owns all the data collected by ‘smart cities’?”, Toronto Star 

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Data and Data Governance ​- Blayne Haggart and Zachary Spicer, “What Quayside has taught us about smart cities and data governance”, The Conversation 

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Data and Data Governance ​- K Paskaleva, Data Governance in the Sustainable Smart Cities 

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Data and Data Governance ​- Kurtis McBride, Monetizing Smart Cities, Framing the Debate 

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Data and Data Governance ​- Bates, J. (2012). “This is what modern deregulation looks like”:  co-optation and contestation in the shaping of the UK’s Open Government Data Initiative. The Journal of Community Informatics 8(2). 

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Data and Data Governance ​- K Sabeel Rahman, “The New Utilities: Private Power, Social Infrastructure, and the Revival of the Public Utility Concept,” Cardozo Law Review, June 15th, 2017

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Data and Data Governance ​- Lauriault TP, Bloom R, Landry J-N (2018) Open Smart Cities Guide v1.0. Montreal. 

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Data and Data Governance ​- Jean-Noé Landry, Suthee Sangiambut (2018) AI in government: for whom, by whom? In: Policy Options. 

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Public Process and Engagement - Discuss, Decide, Do. By: Nicole Swerhun & Vanessa Av Ruskin. 

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Public Process and Engagement - Goodspeed, R. (2015). Smart cities: moving beyond urban cybernetics to tackle wicked problems. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 8(1), 79–92. 

Public Process and Engagement - City of St. Albert (Alberta), “Smart City Master Plan”, Canadian small-mid-sized city thinking seriously about its future.

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Inclusivity - James Scott, Seeing like a State (1999), Part 1, pp. 53-84

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Inclusivity - Hamish Robertson & Joanne Travaglia, “Without a critical approach to big data it risks becoming an increasingly sophisticated paradigm for coercion”, LSE Impact Blog July 5 2017

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Additional Reading - Hamish Robertson & Joanne Travaglia, “Ideological Inheritances in the Data Revolution”, LSE Impact Blog February 27, 2016

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Additional Reading - David Eaves, “Lies, Damned Lies, and Open Data”, Slate September 7, 2012 

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Additional Reading - Jeffrey Alan Johnson, “How Data Does Political Things”, LSE Impact Blog October 7, 2015

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Additional Reading - The Challenges to Inclusive, Open, and Smart Cities: Speed, Opacity, and Outsourcing by Open North 

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Collaboration with Government - Values-Based AI and the New Smart Cities, Policy Options, Tracey Lauriault, Feb. 8, 2018

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Collaboration with Government ​- The Controversy Over Google’s Plans for Toronto, Toronto Star, Mariana Valverde, Jan. 30, 2018

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Openness - Equitable Open Data Report from Detroit Community Technology Project 

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Openness - Open Smart Cities FAQ by CIPICC and Open North 

 

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Openness - Lauriault, Tracey P., Rachel Bloom, Carly Livingstone, and Jean-Noé Landry “Open Smart Cities In Canada: Environmental Scan And Case Studies 

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Privacy Law - Lisa M. Austin, “Protecting the Public Interest When ‘Your user agreement sucks’”, April 17, 2018

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Privacy Law - Privacy International, “Smart Cities: Utopian Vision, Dystopian Reality”, October 2017

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Privacy Law - Open Letter on Smart Cities and Privacy from Canada’s Privacy Commissioners: 

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Hard Infrastructure - The Controversy Over Futurist plans for Toronto 

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Sustainability and Resilience - Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman, “Sharing Cities – A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities”, MIT Press

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Municipalism and Rebel Cities movement - Debbie Bookchin, “Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve”, Roar Magazine

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