ULI Toronto: How Smart are Smart Cities?

When and Where

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Speakers

John Lorinc, Freelance Writer and Editor, Author of Dream States
Pamela Robinson, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
Alice Xu, Director, Digital City, City of Toronto
Karen Chapple, Professor and Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Description

Paid registrants will receive a hardcopy of the book to the mailing address linked to their account upon registration approx. one week after the webinar

Since Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs pulled out of Toronto over two years ago, global enthusiasm remains unabated for smart city technologies to solve for complex urban challenges, achieve fiscal efficiencies and increase economic competitiveness. But are these sophisticated urban technology platforms delivering on their promises? Was Toronto’s reticence to embrace the utopian dream of a global technology company a missed opportunity - or a savvy rejection of a business play that had Toronto on the losing end?
 
event graphic for How Smart Are Cities with 5 headshots of moderators and speakers.Join ULI Toronto and the University of Toronto School of Cities as we explore the smart city debate with a panel of experts and author John Lorinc, whose new book Dream States explores the global smart cities frontier.

Moderator:

Karen Chapple, Professor and Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Overview:

John Lorinc, Freelance Writer and Editor, Author of Dream States

Panelists:

Pamela Robinson, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
Alice Xu, Director, Digital City, City of Toronto

 


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