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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Addendum #3: The flaw at the heart of Waterfront Toronto’s innovation plan

Reposting this from Twitter. Also, everyone should read Mariana Mazzucato’s The Value of Everything. It’s an incredibly insightful consideration of, among other things, how innovation actually happens in the global economy: Am reading @MazzucatoM’s excellent The Value of Everything and … Continue reading

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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Addendum #2: Credibility gone: Yet another extension (Statement from Waterfront Toronto Board Chair, Stephen Diamond)

Following yesterday’s announcement that Waterfront Toronto is seeking yet another extension for the Quayside project, my main question is, at what point in a botched project do the actors involved lose all credibility? From where I sit, with no formal … Continue reading

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No Longer Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ MIDP, Entry 46: Waterfront Toronto’s Letter to Sidewalk Labs

Waterfront Toronto’s October 29 letter to Sidewalk Labs and related PowerPoint slide outlining their understanding of how the Master Innovation and Development Plan should be changed before March 31 is, in essence, a huge reset of the plan and the … 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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