Smart Cities

February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
Medium
February 10, 2018, 5am PST
The Internet of Things faces down crumbling infrastructure with an offering from AT&T designed to reduce the cost of manual inspections.
Smart Cities Dive
February 7, 2018, 7am PST
"Smart City" plans for the city of Columbus are taking shape.
Smart Cities Dive
January 30, 2018, 1pm PST
A subsidiary of Alibaba, the massive online retailer, will deploy cloud computing and artificial intelligence to help relieve congestion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Quartz
Feature
December 17, 2017, 1pm PST
Frequent Planetizen contributor Charles R. Wolfe reflects on reconciling global forces and local context in cities across three continents.
Charles R. Wolfe
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.
Smithsonian
December 4, 2017, 12pm PST
"Smart city" plans are being announced at a steady clip. The latest master planned "smart city" proposal comes for a former U.S. Navy-owned site near Boston.
Dezeen
November 28, 2017, 11am PST
Most "smart city" projects to-date are somewhat isolated and are not part of a more comprehensive network.
Scientific American
November 12, 2017, 5am PST
The "Cities and Innovation Economy: Perceptions of Local Leaders" report reveals the traction smart cities technology is gaining in municipal budgets.
TechRepublic
November 3, 2017, 12pm PDT
The event will focus on the strategies to empower metropolises and their citizens through active participation, critical reflection, awareness and access. The new Smart Mobility World Congress will be a global mobility hub.
Cities of the Future
October 30, 2017, 10am PDT
The new signals will respond to congestion in real time throughout the day.
The Washington Post
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 19, 2017, 10am PDT
The federal government's Smart Cities Initiative is still going strong, and adding new cities like St. Louis to its roster.
KMOV
October 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have introduced bicameral, not bipartisan legislation to fund smart cities programs.
Smart Cities Dive
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.
The Globe and Mail
September 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
As more young people express a preference for suburban life, Alan M. Berger gives us a vision of tomorrow's suburbs: smart and sustainable, but still spread out.
The New York Times
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.
Sidewalk Talk
July 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
A critique of a proposed "smart cities" development in Mumbai reveals how much work remains in providing the resources and maintaining the rigor to built sustainable, resilient, liveable cities.
The Conversation
June 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
Too often, smart city technology is described as an innocuous tool, but Adam Greenfield argues the technology acquiring this data will be used to distribute city resources, an inherently political act.
The Guardian
May 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs is preparing to launch a big experiment on the smart cities concept.
Bloomberg