Monthly Archives: July 2019

Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 14: The MIDP Overview V: The Partnership

In which Sidewalk Labs drops the sunny language and tells us how they want to get paid for their $39 billion plan, including for a very heavily qualified promise not to sell your personal information, the many, many new bureaucracies … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 13: The MIDP Overview IV: The Plans, parts 3, 4 and 5; Priority Outcomes

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here Moving on… Part 3: The River District: Creating an Innovation Ecosystem to Build on Quayside’s Impact (pp. 130-149) MIDP as sales brochure, Exhibit A There are proportionately more pictures in … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 12: The MIDP Overview III: The Plans, parts 1 and 2

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and key documents available here Our examination of the MIDP Overview continues! Readers will recall that Waterfront Toronto’s initial plan was to bring in a partner to develop their Quayside plot of … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 11: The MIDP Overview II: Project Background

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here The Overview consists of a Foreword (pp. 26-27) not listed in the table of contents) and four sections, three of which correspond to the other three volumes and one of … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 10: The MIDP Overview I: Format and first impressions

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here And so we get … finally … to the main event. As you’d expect from an overview of a three-volume report, there’s a lot to cover in … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 9: Open Letter from Waterfront Toronto Board Chair, Stephen Diamond regarding Quayside

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here Well, it looks like I got my first payoff to doing the background reading only two paragraphs into the Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) cover letter. … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus Entry 4: Follow the regs, not the tech

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and key available here In making my way through Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan (first actual MIDP post arriving tomorrow! Tell your friends.), I’ve started wondering why Sidewalk Labs needs … Continue reading

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