Category Archives: Quayside

Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 31: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 4: Sustainability

Phase 1: Design an advanced power grid Phase 2: ??? Phase 3: Profit! Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here  Chapter 4: Sustainability (pp. 297-373) Introduction (pp. 298-303) I really don’t know anything about … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 30: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 3: Buildings and Housing

In which I start off thinking I won’t have anything to say and end up writing a lot. Also, on the desirability, or lack thereof, of super-tiny, totally “livable” studio apartments. And! The economist in me has something to say … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 29: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 2: Public Realm

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here The next few posts are going to be a bit threadbare, because what more needs to be said? At least for now. Chapter 2: Public Realm (pp. … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 28: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations, Chapter 1: Mobility, Parts 5-6

In which the MIDP finally pushes me over the edge and I unexpectedly reach the point where I’d read enough to render a verdict on the entire report. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 27: The MIDP Volume 2, The Innovations: Introduction; Chapter 1: Mobility, Parts 1-4

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here At first glance, two volumes and 795 pages into a very repetitive four-volume, 1,496-page report, it doesn’t look like Volume 3 contains much that I haven’t already … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 26: The MIDP Volume 1, The Plans; Chapter 3: Economic Development (III): Part 3: Measuring Impact; Part 4: Exploring Economic Impact Further into the Future

On substantive analysis, and some incredibly sloppy data reporting that raises questions about Sidewalk Labs’ quality control and makes this former StatsCan editor (The Daily and Infomat, publications, back in the day) very sad. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 25: The MIDP Volume 1, The Plans; Chapter 3: Economic Development (II): Part 2: Sparking a Cluster in Urban Innovation

Sidewalk Labs provides some reasons why they need all this special treatment. And more. Always more. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here We’re still on Chapter 3 of Volume 1, so let’s get … Continue reading

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