Episode 14 - Cities

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What actually is a smart city? Can consent work in physical spaces? Did apps kill the gay bar? What happens when the Olympics machine comes to town? Recording in London and Vancouver we’re very excited to talk about how technology is changing the places we live. We also discuss digital gentrification, the controversial project in Toronto putting Google in the role of city designer, and bat-tech.

  1. What would cities look like if they were designed by mothers?
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/27/architects-diversity-cities-designed-mothers

  2. The stuff of night mayors: Amsterdam pioneers new way to run cities after dark
    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/21/night-mayor-amsterdam-holland-mirik-milan-night-time-commission

  3. Canada’s First Smart City Is A Disaster
    https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/canadas-first-smart-city-is-a-disaster/

  4. InLink kiosks UK planning applications
    https://kiosks.adrianshort.org/

  5. Smart London Mayoral plan
    https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/business-and-economy/supporting-londons-sectors/smart-london/smarter-london-together

  6. How Nike Brilliantly Ruined Olympic Marketing Forever
    https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/how-nike-brilliantly-ruined-olympic-marketing-forever-172899/

  7. Nature smart cities bat detector  
    https://naturesmartcities.com/about/

  8. Amazon's HQ2 decision met with 'outrage' by concerned residents
    https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/backlash-already-mounting-over-amazon-s-choices-hq2-n935666

Ruth Coustick-Deal