The Corporate Assault on Canadian Cities: Smart Cities, Public-Private Partnerships, and initiatives across Canada

Readings in this collection explore the increased involvement of corporate interests in municipal planning and urban development projects in Canada. With a focus on public transit and the role of Public-Private Partnerships, these readings ask essential questions about how our cities get built and who has a say in developing the municipalities we live in.

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(Pseudo-) Participation in Smart City Planning

Sidewalk Labs’ Fraught Toronto Foray

From: Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

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Chapter 2 explores the factors that must be present for a smart cities project to be responsible and effective and then asses whether the Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto met any of these criteria. 16 $1.60 Add
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Asking the Right Questions

A Guide for Municipalities Considering P3s

From: Ideology over Economics

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Finance, Cost and Revenues Value for Money and Risk Transfer Quality of Public Services and the Public Interest P3s, Municipalities and Alternatives Ten Essential Questions to Ask 26 $2.60 Add
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Wrong Turn

Is a P3 the Best Way to Expand Edmonton’s LRT

From: Ideology over Economics

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Assessment of the Proposed P3 Approach for the Southeast Line Private Operation of the Southeast Line and VfM Risk Transfer in the VfM Edmonton’s LRT Should Have Been Fully Public … 26 $2.60 Add
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Data minecraft

Surveillance and policing

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

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Chapter seven of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? considers surveillance and policing of digital data associated with the new transportation revolution technologies. The author finds the new … 17 $1.70 Add
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Money and power

What is to be done?

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

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The last chapter of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? nails home the theme of the whole book, that public transit that works for the climate and for all people is a matter of political … 20 $2.00 Add
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Them’s the Brakes

Out “Smarting” Traffic Safety Efforts in Edmonton

From: Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

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Chapter 11 explores the ways in which the public resists the implementation of smart city technologies 15 $1.50 Add