Promise and Peril in the Smart City: Local Government in the Age of Digital Urbanism
How will the shift toward “smart” solutions impact city finance, governance, and service delivery? What kinds of terms and regulations should cities set for these new relationships with technologists and private companies? What will be the impact on how local services are delivered? How involved will the public be in decision-making around new technological adaption?
This video features a panel event convened on January 25, 2018 on the implications of ‘smart’ innovations for local governments. Speakers include Tracey Cook (Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, City of Toronto), Pamela Robinson (Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University), Peter Sloly (Partner and National “Security & Justice” Lead, Deloitte), Zac Spicer (Visiting Researcher, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance), and John Lorinc (event moderator, Senior Editor, Spacing).