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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.
Smart Cities Dive
July 31, 2019, 11am PDT
Adie Tomer, of the Brookings Institution, writes about the role of artificial intelligence in the new digital age transforming cities.
Brookings
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Recent reporting shows the U.S. falling behind its neighbors in both smart city deployments and 5G network rollouts—the latter of which is slated to be the connective tissue of these future cities. The news has some experts on edge.
Robert Fischer
July 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Predicting the future of challenges facing cities isn't very hard when the future is already staring cities right in the face.
Meeting of the Minds
July 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
More cities are leveraging technology to better manage one of the most confusing and congested spaces in the public realm: the curb.
Smart Cities Dive
June 30, 2019, 5am PDT
The big city isn't such an anonymous place anymore.
The New York Times
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
Toronto Star
Feature
June 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The company that best understands what drives city residents’ decisions is best suited to untangle persistent urban problems.
Lev Kushner
May 10, 2019, 8am PDT
The Inclusive Innovation Playbook provides guidance about how to create smart cities without leaving anyone behind.
Smart Cities Dive
April 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
The awards from the Smart Cities Council will support communities as they pursue smart technologies initiatives.
Smart Cities Dive
April 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The infrastructure required to support 5G is going to be massive, and while improvements in throughput sound great, one of the best kept – and dirtiest – secrets about 5G is the energy consumption required to support the network.
wiscav.org
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.
CityLab
April 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Another buzzy tech company with roots in the real estate market has designs on the "smart cities" revolution.
Quartz
Blog post
April 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
While 2019 doesn’t scream smart city revolution, we are seeing signs of significant smart city evolution.
Robert Fischer
March 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Curbed Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange provides everything you need to know about the $25 billion, "city within the city" that opened to the public in Manhattan today. Also, the review isn't exactly positive.
Curbed
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.
The Star
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."
Metropolis Magazine
January 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri, wants to be a smart cities leader, but it also needs to address concerns about data collection and privacy, say critics.
The New York Times
December 30, 2018, 9am PST
The kiosks in downtown Philadelphia are part of an effort to deploy smart-cities technology.
Smart Cities Dive
December 22, 2018, 1pm PST
Penn IUR's Eugenie Birch, Richard Voith and Susan Wachter ask: Can rapidly urbanizing cities in low and moderate income countries become "smarter"?
Penn IUR Urban Link