May 7, 2020, 8am PDT
The high-profile experiment in smart city planning and technology seems to have suffered a final setback.
April 7, 2020, 6am PDT
The spread of the coronavirus has delayed one of the most closely watched planning projects in North America.
February 21, 2020, 5am PST
An evaluation committee made up of Waterfront Toronto staff has given a green light for the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Toronto to proceed to the next stages of planning.
January 28, 2020, 9am PST
The recently revealed Proto-Model-X building would reach new heights for timber.
December 12, 2019, 7am PST
A new generative tool developed by Sidewalk Labs uses machine learning and computational design to generate millions of comprehensive planning scenarios.
October 31, 2019, 11am PDT
From 190 acres to 12 acres, that's the reduction in scale announced this week by representatives of Sidewalk Labs of its plan for Quayside on the waterfront in Toronto.
August 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.
July 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The public got its first chance to weigh in on a controversial proposal to makeover a sliver of Toronto waterfront as an ambitious experiment in "smart city" technology.
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
May 1, 2019, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs, a smart cities shop within the Alphabet corporate structure, is working to revolutionize technology's role in city planning. Sidewalk Labs recently released the street design principles it's using to guide that effort.
April 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.
March 11, 2019, 11am PDT
Weather plays a big factor in the "smart cities" technology experiments in development by Sidewalk Labs for its Toronto pilot project.
February 24, 2019, 9am PST
When the Manhattan megadevelopment got its start, big data was a major part of Hudson Yards' marketing pitch. Now it's "probably the last thing we'll get to."
February 22, 2019, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary company of Google parent company Alphabet, has designs for development potential far beyond the Quayside neighborhood where it's partnering with Waterfront Toronto to test new smart city technology.
December 11, 2018, 6am PST
The game changing redevelopment proposed by Sidewalk Labs for the Toronto waterfront district of Quayside took new shape recently after the company presented an updated draft of its plan.
October 18, 2018, 11am PDT
Technology will be part of everyday life in a new Toronto neighborhood, planned by Sidewalk Labs. But looking to the future is also raising a host of privacy concerns.
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.