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No longer liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus entry 10: Waterfront Toronto gets ready to make a choice

A couple of things stand out in Catherine McIntyre’s profile in The Logic of Waterfront Toronto Board chair Stephen Diamond. First, the headline, “The man who stood up to Sidewalk” is a bit premature. It’s certainly true and commendable that … Continue reading

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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Entry 46: Waterfront Toronto’s Consultation Feedback Report

A consultation summary is meaningless without recommendations. Especially if it’s the product of poorly designed consultations. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here A former Library of Parliament colleague once related to me the … Continue reading

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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Entry 45: Federal leaders should face tough questions about Toronto’s smart-city project

My attempt, hosted at The Conversation, to summarize why the Quayside project is fundamentally flawed in terms of content and governance. It also seems obvious to me that Quayside should be an election issue, especially since the federal government has … Continue reading

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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Entry 44: The Digital Strategy Advisory Panel’s Preliminary Commentary and Questions on the MIDP

It really is that bad a plan. Also, it’s not a plan. Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries and relevant documents available here The Digital Strategy Advisory Panel’s Preliminary Commentary and Questions on Sidewalk Labs’ Draft Master Innovation … Continue reading

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No longer liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus entry 9: Can Sidewalk Labs find any independent experts to support it?

A couple of thoughts about Toronto Life’s big feature on Sidewalk Labs. First, it’s nice to see that the magazine doesn’t even bother with the fiction that Sidewalk Labs is anything more than the urban-policy arm of Google. Sidewalk Labs … Continue reading

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