Links related to my comments on the Rose City Politics episode about Smart Cities:
Smarter Cities by IBM – Better World International
In 2009, IBM began their mission to create Smarter Cities. This was their “comprehensive approach to helping cities run more efficiently, save money and resources, and improve the quality of life for citizens”. They launched an initial ‘Smarter Cities Campaign’ that same year, which saw 800 experts being deployed to 130 cities around the world to help them address their most pressing issues. During a three-week period, they offered expert suggestions on how to make the cities smarter.
Barcelona is leading the fightback against smart city surveillance
“Now we have a big contract with Vodafone, and every month Vodafone has to give machine readable data to city hall. Before, that didn’t happen. They just took all the data and used it for their own benefit”
The city vs. Big Tech
Summary of the problems inherent with the Sidewalk Toronto bid
The NYPD Was Systematically Ticketing Legally Parked Cars for Millions of Dollars a Year- Open Data Just Put an End to It (See also: TED Talk: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big data)
Are New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?
OLITA (Ontario Library Association)
— 2019 Digital Literacy
— 2018 The Mid Life Crisis of Makerspaces
— 2017 We Got Game
— 2016 Privacy in Public: Implications for Libraries
— 2015 Open Data, Open Heritage