Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum

 

About

The Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum was created by the Centre for Free Expression to assist the public in responding to proposed and existing networked forms of urbanism like Sidewalk Toronto. 

Any member of the public is welcome to  share the resources the CFE creates for the Forum. This includes documents and analysispublic panel discussions, and colloquia as the Sidewalk Toronto process continues. 

The purpose of these resources is to help inform and educate residents affected by networked urbanist forms of smart cities like Sidewalk Toronto and others who are interested in open smart city solutions. To find more information about the Centre’s work on smart cities, click here.

 

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Resources

Blog Post

What’s Up with Waterfront Toronto? Why The Silence From City Hall And Other Governments?

The news on the coronavirus are dominating our newscasts so much that many other stories are being neglected. That’s natural.

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A public-partnership for secrecy? Waterfront Toronto’s ‘smart city’ ongoing discussions with Sidewalk Labs

The Google-affiliated American company Sidewalk Labs’ 1500-page proposal for a smart city on Toronto’s eastern waterfront has received p

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“Urban Data” & “Civic Data Trusts” in the Smart City

On June 24, Sidewalk Labs, a sister company to Google, released its three-volume, 1,500-page Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) containing its draft proposals for a smart-city project in

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The Google ‘Smart City’ Plan: Financial Language of Hi-Tech Colonialism

George Orwell’s 1946 essay “Politics and the English language” is my suggested summer reading for Toronto city councillors and anyone interested in the ‘smart city’ plan that Sidewalk Labs/Google h

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Google’s “Urban Data” Plan: Evading Regulation While Promoting the Appearance of Transparency

If you care about corporations monetizing data generated by people’s desire to communicate, you may have read worrying stories featuring some of the Google octopus of companies, including Sidewalk

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