Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs  


Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs
James Lorimer & Company | October 13, 2020 | 200 pages
ISBN: 9781459415447

"Smart cities" use surveillance, big data processing and interactive technologies to reshape urban life. Transit riders can see the bus coming on a map on their phones. Cities can measure and analyze the garbage collected from every household. Businesses can track individuals' movements and precisely target advertisements. Google's failed Sidewalk Labs proposal in Toronto, which drew sharp criticism over surveillance and privacy concerns, is just one of the many smart city projects which have been proposed or are underway in Canada.