Density is not to blame; Defund Police & PLAN-demic Part II with Matt Elliott
Matt Elliott is a Toronto-based freelance contributing columnist for the Toronto Star, also writes for CBC Toronto, and is the author of City Hall Watcher, an independent City Hall newsletter. You can follow him on twitter @graphicmatt
In this episode we go over the ideas around Defunding the police, the effects the lockdown and the pandemic is having on the future of the city, debunk the idea that density is a multiplier variable for Covid-19 (it’s poverty) discuss developer exploitation, sidewalk labs, the fate of the financial district, and much more. We go deep and it’s interesting!
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