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Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

The Urban Computing Foundation will host and govern Mapzen, which aims to develop a truly open platform for mapping, search, navigation, location and transit data.

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.

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.

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.

Sidewalk Labs to launch tool for designing the neighbourhoods of the future

Sidewalk Labs to launch tool for designing the neighbourhoods of the future

The company is designing a tool that can generate billions of planning scenarios and evaluate the impacts of different scenarios on key quality-of-life measures.

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.

Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

Sidewalk Labs details digital systems, says it won't sell data or use facial recognition

A new Digital Innovation Appendix outlines all proposed digitally enabled systems for Waterfront Toronto, aiming to clarify the ‘how’ and ‘who’ for each service as well as the ‘what’ and ‘why’.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.