June 18, 2018, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs has officially set up shop as Sidewalk Toronto, with a home base in Quayside, the waterfront district that the company is tasked with transforming in the image of a "smart city."
April 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to deploy smart city innovations in the redevelopment of the Quayside district along Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.
Project for Public Spaces via Medium
April 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.
March 21, 2018, 5am PDT
More uses and modes than ever are fighting for curb space in growing cities. Here's an app to make sense of what you can do, and when, along this valued real estate.
February 18, 2018, 11am PST
Computer vision and machine learning promise to change the way we see and understand urban life.
February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
February 10, 2018, 11am PST
The 'Coord' platform will give mobility companies a centralized place to access and use local data on parking, curb space, tolls, and the like.
December 12, 2017, 5am PST
When it comes to "smart city" plans, there might not be a bigger blockbuster than the partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
October 23, 2017, 6am PDT
The most ambitious example of the almost-mythological "smart city" will be tested in the Quayside district in Toronto as result of a partnership between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
October 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs LLC, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., has been awarded a high-profile opportunity to test ideas for "reimagining cities from the Internet up," as its company mantra says. The city of Toronto will be its testing ground.
September 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
A series of pieces from Sidewalk Labs examines the history and context of vital urban "innovations." So far, elevators, sewers, and traffic signals have been covered.
June 6, 2017, 11am PDT
This tool from Sidewalk Labs lets planners draw upon vast quantities of data to create agent-based models, simulating who gains and loses when changes are made.
May 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs is preparing to launch a big experiment on the smart cities concept.
February 26, 2017, 5am PST
The NYC Transit Explorer from Sidewalk Labs shows how much transit service New Yorkers stand to lose when the L Train shuts down for 18 months.
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
July 11, 2016, 5am PDT
The transportation policy debate regularly falls victim to incorrect or incomplete "facts" getting passed around like the game of telephone.
June 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
Sidewalk Labs has teamed up with Transportation for America in the hopes of better connecting transportation technology with desired transportation outcomes.
April 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced the launch of Sidewalk Talk — a blog and forum for urbanists and technologists to converse and collaborate.
March 29, 2016, 9am PDT
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is readying a product called Flow to help cities and counties make the most of transportation data. The news is another step along the path to a future version of transportation.
June 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Earlier in June, Google announced the creation of an "urban innovation company" called Sidewalk Labs. One writer explains the genesis of the company as well as its potential for the future of how cities operate.