Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master smart city plan for a government-owned...

June 25th, 2019 Alex Coop

Partnerships are essential for smart cities to make a difference for citizens

How do you measure success as a smart city? It’s not just about the finances, but also the “social return...

May 8th, 2019 Cindy Baker


Hit the reset button on Sidewalk Toronto or face legal action, civil liberties association tells government

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), a civil society dedicated to defending Canadian rights and freedoms, has threatened legal action...

March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

5 Lessons podcast for web

5 Lessons from New Technology Leaders: Jessie Adcock, CTO, City of Vancouver

If anyone personifies what the future CIO of major cities around the world might look like, City of Vancouver Chief...

November 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Inside Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto HQ

ITWC got a tour of Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs' Toronto headquarters. It's located right smack down in the middle...

November 7th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

How the Esri platform helps the City of Cambridge reduce drug waste

The City of Cambridge had a crisis on its hands last September. It started with a toddler pricking his hand...

September 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian telematics firm Geotab doubles down on data services as it finds U.S. growth

When the City of Columbus, Ohio wanted to understand how many parking metres it should put in its downtown core,...

September 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Smart cities need ‘heightened awareness’ of privacy, Ontario assistant privacy commissioner says

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a reality that cities across the world are waking up to, and the proliferation...

August 21st, 2018 Shruti Shekar