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Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building

Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million

Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.

Waterfront Toronto delays Sidewalk Labs decision day

Waterfront Toronto delays Sidewalk Labs decision day

The deadline to decide whether to move ahead with Sidewalk Labs’ smart city development proposal has been put back to May to allow more time for public consultation.

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

The cities will serve as interconnected hubs for blockchain centres of excellence around the world and operate under a common trust protocol.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Sidewalk Labs launches recycling pilot in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs launches recycling pilot in Toronto

The Clean Recycling Pilot aims to study how well building residents respond to feedback about changing their apartment building’s waste-sorting behaviours.

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

We round up our main takeaways from smart city developments in 2019. We’d love to hear yours.

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

The Canadian city joins the likes of Toronto, Montreal, New York and San Francisco in the Waze for Cities data-sharing programme.

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.