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October 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.
The Guardian
Blog post
September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
Here are four urban planning fails that should be near the top of the list as professionals assess what to address in 2020 and 2021.
Devin Partida
September 15, 2020, 5am PDT
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes to Barcelona's economy, according to this article, by fueling innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve residents' quality of life.
Cities of the Future
August 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
Smart cities technologies are not going to lead to the right outcomes unless end users are recognized as integral players in the planning process.
Smart Cities Dive
August 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Accelerated investment in smart city technologies presents increased opportunity for connection and data-driven decision making, so long as cities can avoid the common pitfalls of implementation.
Citymetric
May 7, 2020, 8am PDT
The high-profile experiment in smart city planning and technology seems to have suffered a final setback.
Sidewalk Labs
Blog post
April 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Facial recognition offers both benefits and risks. Planners can have a role in ensuring more of the former than the latter.
Kayla Matthews
February 27, 2020, 6am PST
The video cameras would be used to collect data on street light outages, but could also potentially used by police in the city's crime surveillance program.
The Lens
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.
The Star
February 19, 2020, 12pm PST
Cities have transformed in profound ways, but more recent changes were the last part of a series of technology waves.
Governing
January 13, 2020, 9am PST
Parking garages and lots could help shape the new mobility landscape in important ways that go far beyond storing cars.
Smart Cities Dive
January 8, 2020, 12pm PST
Toyota plans to break ground on the "Woven City" future city prototype in 2021.
Toyota
Blog post
January 6, 2020, 8am PST
In the absence of more enlightened policies, technological change is as likely to increase pollution as to decrease pollution.
Michael Lewyn
December 28, 2019, 9am PST
Thousands of streetlight sensors are collecting a trove of data—from traffic counts to humidity levels—and advocacy groups say the city needs to be more transparent about how the data is being used and who has access to it.
Smart Cities Dive
November 19, 2019, 8am PST
A group of ten cities have been announced as semi-finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge sponsored by Parson Corporation.
Smart Cities Dive
November 14, 2019, 8am PST
A development deal described as the most complex in recent Southern Nevada history is moving forward. The end result could be another digitally enabled city, in line with efforts in other cities like Toronto and TK.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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.
The Guardian
Blog post
September 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Of course artificial intelligence has applications relevant to the practice of city planning.
Kayla Matthews
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.
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