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Writing

Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship – Technology for Public Good in the Public Service –  September 5, 2019

Toronto Life – Corporations Should Not Be Controlling Our City-Building – September 4, 2019

Centre for International Governance Innovation – What is a Data Trust? – October 9, 2018 co-authored with Sean McDonald.

Toronto Star – Is Sidewalk Labs doing enough to protect privacy? No – August 28, 2018 co-authored with David Murakami Wood.

Centre for International Governance Innovation – Searching for the Smart City’s Democratic Future August 13, 2018

Motherboard/VICE – Google Is Still Planning a ‘Smart City’ in Toronto Despite Major Privacy Concerns August 1, 2018

Huffington Post Canada – Sidewalk Toronto Has Yet To Give Us A Reason To Trust Its Smart City Experiment May 9, 2018

Centre for International Governance Innovation – Governance Vacuums and How Code is Becoming Law March 13, 2108

The Globe and Mail – Smart Communities Need Smart Governance March 2, 2018

Huffington Post Canada – Forget Smart City Tech, The Promise Lies in Great Government Tech January 5, 2018

Huffington Post Canada – Think Hard Before Handing Tech Firms The Rights To Our Cities’ Data – November 8, 2017

Code for America Blog – Countering the Digital Consensus — Technology, Elites, and Elections June 27, 2017

Healthcare in America – Creative Commons and Hope — How Open Access Journals Helped Me in a Dark Time April 29, 2017

Torontoist – How Government IT Projects Can Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes By Looking at Procurement September 2, 2016

How can we improve urban resilience with open data? Paper ODI/Open North

My Civic Tech columns for Torontoist

My Medium account. Tech/politics/policy/messy thinking and reflections – a place to think out loud.

Listening/Talking

Radio – CBC The Current – Sidewalk Labs’ $1.3B plan for Toronto’s waterfront is bad for democracy, critic says – June 25, 2019

Video – CIGI – How to Build a Democratic Smart City August 13, 2018

Radio – CBC Day 6 – What you need to know about living in a smart community August 3, 2018

Radio – CBC Spark  –  Would you want Uber to know every time you were drunk? June 22, 2018

Radio – CBC The Current –  You can’t opt out of public space May 7, 2018

Radio – CBC Metro Morning – Questions surrounding privacy of new Sidewalk Labs neighbourhood May 3, 2018

Video – CIGI – Governance Vacuums and How Code is Becoming Law  March 28, 2018

Radio – CIUT 89.5 Detangled with Vass and Allison – Sidewalk Labs and Smart Cities November 17, 2017 starts 06:00

Television – TVO The Agenda – Building Smarter Cities  November 13, 2017

Radio – CIUT 89.5 Detangled with Vass and Allison  – Benevolent Tech July 24, 2017 starts 03:25