Tomorrow’s Connected Communities:
ICT Strategies and Opportunities
Connected Urban Development Global Conference 2008

Bil...
Waterfront Toronto




 Established 2001
 Three levels of government
 Mandate to lead and oversee all aspects of revitaliz...
World’s Largest Urban Revitalization Initiative




           Context for Revitalization:
           • Revitalization vs....
Overall Scope
•    $17 billion
      – $4 billion public sector
      – $13 billion private investment

•    Four District...
Context for Revitalization
 Revitalization vs. redevelopment


 Public Policy Agenda:
   – Reduce urban sprawl
   – Develo...
Fundamental Principles


  Public Accessibility


  Sustainable Development


  Design Excellence


  Economic Prosperity
...
Sustainability
• Leading edge technology and innovation
   – Mixed use/local services
   – Transit
   – Parks & Open Space...
Vision – Overall Scope
Lake Ontario Park
Waterfront Neighbourhoods


                       West Don Lands




       East
       Bayfront

                       ...
Central Waterfront Promenade




• International design competition

• Bathurst to Parliament

• Continuous public access
...
West Don Lands & East Bayfront
• 130 acres of parks and public
  spaces - 25% of precinct

• 12,000 residential housing un...
Strategy for Sustainable Economic &
Social Development: Create a new
Intelligent Community; “i-Waterfront”

 • Proven over...
Green Building Specifications


•   Experienced Team
•   Integrated Design Process
•   LEED Gold Certification
•   Minimum...
District Energy

• District Energy system in the West
  Don Lands and East Bayfront

• District Energy provides heating an...
Transit




• Transit first approach; within 5 minute walk of all residences
• EA underway
• Construction scheduled to sta...
i-waterfront*net: Open Access Architecture




Residents
                                      Ultra            Content an...
Digital Media Business
• Focus on new digital media companies as part of employment
  strategy
• Filmport, Corus Entertain...
The Key Elements in Implementing i-Waterfront

• Community collaboration:
   – Define the vision
   – Create the roadmap

...
Other Global Intelligent Communities*

   As selected by the Intelligent Community Forum,
   “ICF”…..a Global Think Tank b...
In Closing

• Ultra broadband infrastructure provides the foundation and
  the first step

• The e-applications generate u...
www.WATERFRONToronto.ca
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Bill Hutchison - Waterfront Toronto - Tomorrow's Connected Communities: ICT Strategies & Opportunities

  1. 1. Tomorrow’s Connected Communities: ICT Strategies and Opportunities Connected Urban Development Global Conference 2008 Bill Hutchison Chair, i-Waterfront Advisory Council Executive Director, Intelligent Communities Waterfront Toronto bhutchison@waterfrontoronto.ca San Francisco www.waterfrontoronto.ca February 21 2008
  2. 2. Waterfront Toronto Established 2001 Three levels of government Mandate to lead and oversee all aspects of revitalization
  3. 3. World’s Largest Urban Revitalization Initiative Context for Revitalization: • Revitalization vs. Redevelopment • Goals: Sustainable Economic and Social Development • Blending Business Capital and Human Capital
  4. 4. Overall Scope • $17 billion – $4 billion public sector – $13 billion private investment • Four Districts – Exhibition Place/Ontario Place – East Bayfront – West Don Lands – Port Lands • 200 hectares of parks and public spaces • Major Film Studio • 40,000 residential units: +100,000 residents • Ten million square feet of employment space
  5. 5. Context for Revitalization Revitalization vs. redevelopment Public Policy Agenda: – Reduce urban sprawl – Develop sustainable communities – Build more affordable housing – Create more parks and public spaces – Expand public transit – Increase economic competitiveness
  6. 6. Fundamental Principles Public Accessibility Sustainable Development Design Excellence Economic Prosperity Fiscal Sustainability
  7. 7. Sustainability • Leading edge technology and innovation – Mixed use/local services – Transit – Parks & Open Spaces – Green Building Requirements – District Energy – Intelligent Communities • Market Transformation • Sustainability Framework/Swedish Audit
  8. 8. Vision – Overall Scope
  9. 9. Lake Ontario Park
  10. 10. Waterfront Neighbourhoods West Don Lands East Bayfront Port Lands Lower Don Lands
  11. 11. Central Waterfront Promenade • International design competition • Bathurst to Parliament • Continuous public access • Transform Queens Quay into iconic boulevard
  12. 12. West Don Lands & East Bayfront • 130 acres of parks and public spaces - 25% of precinct • 12,000 residential housing units, including 2,400 social • 3, 000,000 sq ft commercial • Elementary School(s) • Recreation and childcare centres • Community Wellness Centre • Transit, bikeways & pedestrian connections
  13. 13. Strategy for Sustainable Economic & Social Development: Create a new Intelligent Community; “i-Waterfront” • Proven over 20 years to facilitate economic and development • Ensures Business Innovation AND Social Innovation • Key to success = i-waterfront*Net (low-cost gigabit broadband intelligent communications infrastructure: FTTH and ubiquitous wireless
  14. 14. Green Building Specifications • Experienced Team • Integrated Design Process • LEED Gold Certification • Minimum Energy Use • Green Roofs • District Energy
  15. 15. District Energy • District Energy system in the West Don Lands and East Bayfront • District Energy provides heating and cooling to a community of buildings from one central plant • Reduces costs of new buildings, lowers air emissions, improves air quality, consistent with corporation’s sustainability goals
  16. 16. Transit • Transit first approach; within 5 minute walk of all residences • EA underway • Construction scheduled to start 2008; service operational in 2009
  17. 17. i-waterfront*net: Open Access Architecture Residents Ultra Content and Businesses Content and services broadband service Institutions Infrastructure providers
  18. 18. Digital Media Business • Focus on new digital media companies as part of employment strategy • Filmport, Corus Entertainment are new anchors in the precinct
  19. 19. The Key Elements in Implementing i-Waterfront • Community collaboration: – Define the vision – Create the roadmap • Economic development, marketing and inbound investment: – Building the i-Waterfront plan into the economic development and job creation plans • Leadership: – Education of the WATERFRONToronto Board of Directors – Create and use of the i-Waterfront Advisory Council – Create focused subcommittees of the Advisory Council to lead the e-application strategies – Create international expert panel on broadband infrastructure
  20. 20. Other Global Intelligent Communities* As selected by the Intelligent Community Forum, “ICF”…..a Global Think Tank based in New York Taipei, Waterloo, Glasgow, Sunderland, Mitaka, Singapore, Tianjin, Seoul, Vasteras ……… and many more The Winning Characteristics : Community leadership, collaboration, digital democracy, marketing, sustainability, advanced broadband infrastructure
  21. 21. In Closing • Ultra broadband infrastructure provides the foundation and the first step • The e-applications generate usage social prosperity and sustainable economic development.
  22. 22. www.WATERFRONToronto.ca

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