: Friday, October 25th, 9am-4:30pm WHERE
: 197 Spadina Avenue
, Lake Ontario Room, 5th Floor COST
: $125 for professionals (35 spots available), $50 for students (five spots available)
Depending on who you listen to, smart / digital cities are either the solution to a range of urban and social problems or the skinny end of the wedge leading to urban privatization and surveillance. This workshop will introduce key and emerging concepts in the discourse around smart / digital cities, including the spectrum of opinions about them and the issues informing those opinions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about: digital governance, data collection and use, privacy and algorithmic bias, the emerging urban / digital eco-system, and others.