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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.
30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan
05 Jul 2019
A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.
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.
Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy
06 Jun 2019
The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy.
Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software
30 May 2019
The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.
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?
The ‘smartest neighbourhood in the world’ where citizens can trade their data
13 Mar 2019
The Brainport Smart District (BSD) is being developed in Helmond’s Brandevoort area in the Netherlands
Report calls for new regulation to 'rein in' big tech
09 Mar 2019
Regulation of the digital world has not kept pace with its role in our lives, says the UK’s House of Lords Communications Committee.
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.
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
05 Jul 2019
Why smart cities need smart buildings
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
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