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Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks
08 Jul 2019
Brian Beamish says Ontario’s privacy laws have not kept pace with digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and AI.
Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?
25 Jun 2019
Sidewalk Labs has put forward a detailed 1,500-page plan, but Waterfront Toronto has raised concerns in a number of areas.
Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software
30 May 2019
The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.
Sidewalk Labs prototypes community participation tool
27 May 2019
The company is working with Digital Public Square on Collab, which aims to support communities by helping them to make more inclusive, collbaborative decisions.
Sidewalk Labs releases principles of good street design
29 Apr 2019
The four principles are designed to act as a starting point for how cities can re-imagine and re-think their streets for pedestrians, bikes and transit.
Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city
18 Apr 2019
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing Waterfront Toronto and three levels of government, asking for the project "to be reset".
Sidewalk Labs launches app to evaluate how people use public space
01 Apr 2019
The open source app, CommonSpace, is designed to give park operators or communities a new tool to help discover what makes a public space great.
Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?
21 Mar 2019
In the light of recent scandals, cities have no choice but to pay urgent attention to data governance issues. Could data trusts be part of the solution?
Canadian Civil Liberties Association threatens legal action over Sidewalk Toronto
08 Mar 2019
The association is calling on the national, provincial and local governments to put in place digital data governance policies after "adequate" public consultation
Poll suggests 55% support Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project as grassroots group mobilises to block it
28 Feb 2019
The Toronto Region Board of Trade says headlines about a ‘techlash’ against the Sidewalks project may not accurately represent public sentiment. Grassroots campaigners disagree.
More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?
Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.
18 Jul 2019
Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation
16 Jul 2019
In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is
12 Jul 2019
How technology will shape transportation in smart cities
15 Jul 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: How to make MaaS a reality
03 Apr 2019
Smart cities - Beyond the hype
25 Mar 2019
Connected Kiosk: The information hubs of smart and connected cities
21 Jul 2019
ITS World Congress 2019
10 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019
Smart City Expo Atlanta
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