Frans Prasetyo deposited The Harbour City that Never Was… and the Smart City that May (Never) Become on Humanities Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Toronto has become known for applying ‘smart’ solutions to modern urban problems. In 2014, the city
was awarded the title of “Intelligent Community of the Year” by the Intelligent Community Forum for its
array of technological answers to housing, transportation, and environmental issues. More recently,
Waterfront Toronto has partnered with the Sidewalk Labs start-up to transform the city’s eastern
waterfront into a ‘smart city’ hub. In their 198-page vision document, Sidewalk, a Google-derived
company, lays out its plans to develop a futuristic socio-techno ecosystem along the Quayside and
Portlands waterfront zones.