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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.

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.

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities

The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.

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.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.