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Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech
06 Dec 2019
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
18 Nov 2019
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
01 Nov 2019
The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.
Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan
13 Sep 2019
Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City
16 Aug 2019
Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.
Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks
08 Jul 2019
Brian Beamish says Ontario’s privacy laws have not kept pace with digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and AI.
Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?
25 Jun 2019
Sidewalk Labs has put forward a detailed 1,500-page plan, but Waterfront Toronto has raised concerns in a number of areas.
Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software
30 May 2019
The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.
Sidewalk Labs prototypes community participation tool
27 May 2019
The company is working with Digital Public Square on Collab, which aims to support communities by helping them to make more inclusive, collbaborative decisions.
Sidewalk Labs releases principles of good street design
29 Apr 2019
The four principles are designed to act as a starting point for how cities can re-imagine and re-think their streets for pedestrians, bikes and transit.
“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups
SmartCitiesWorld talks to Wayra UK’s Raphael Ani about how cities and start-ups can work together better.
09 Dec 2019
Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities
02 Dec 2019
Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data
22 Nov 2019
How to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future
03 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The intersection of sustainability and mobility
02 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality
30 Oct 2019
Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum
20 Feb 2020
City Profile Webinar: Atlanta
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