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Sidewalk Labs, the Candidate

Sidewalk Labs, the Candidate By Sean McDonald and Bianca Wylie Normally when we convey open-ended power over public spaces and policies, we do so to candidates through democratic election. In the Sidewalk Toronto case, through an open-ended request for proposal, that power may be offered

Public Engagement for Quayside – Notes v1

From now until October 31st is a critical time for the Sidewalk Toronto project.  Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs recently announced that if they couldn’t come to an agreement before then on some major items laid out by  Waterfront Toronto’s Chair, then they would be

Sidewalk Toronto — We’re Consulting on What, Exactly?

Governance. It’s Still a Problematic Governance Situation. Sidewalk Toronto recently released its public engagement plan, stating that public consultation for the project will begin in March. Still missing from the engagement plan is any clarity on exactly what Sidewalk Toronto is doing. Four months of relative silence