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2275 Bayview Ave

Toronto, ON M4N 3M6

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The Power of Smart cities and Realizing our Potential

How can we work together to reach the true potential that our cities hold? Who needs to be consulted and how do we take the changing global market into account when planning the Smart Cities of today?

At the Glendon Global Debate we would like to bring in experts from various backgrounds, both professionally and academically involved in the creation and development of Smart Cities across the world. The Canary, The Portlands and The Quayside districts in Toronto’s South End are rapidly changing and developing into the latest remakes of the modern city. With companies such as Google and Sidewalk Labs working together to create the ultimate tech neighbourhood, one might ask themselves what are the long-term effects going to be of this development? Robot taxis, self driving busses and robots removing garbage through underground tunnels seem like something from a fantasy world – but may very well in Toronto’s near future.

The main themes we will be addressing in this Glendon Debate will be the following:

  1. What are the environmental ramifications of this development? How will city planners combat the ever-growing carbon footprints which plague modern cities?
  2. How will these new boroughs be accessible to people of all socio-economic backgrounds? How are we to promote equality and a sense of fairness to all citizens and bridge the gap of poverty and inequality?
  3. What technologies will be used to improve the livability, creativity and productivity of all those living throughout these communities
  4. Being the most multicultural city in the world, how will be collaborate across cultural differences and industries ensure that the community can obtain the necessary resources needed to make this community as accessible as possible to all
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