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Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity
20 May 2020
While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.
Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions
27 Feb 2020
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
10 Feb 2020
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.
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’.
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”.
Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership
03 Sep 2019
Sidewalk Labs and its parent company Alphabet are partnering with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to form a spin-out company focusing on next-generation infrastructure.
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.
Civil liberties association sues Canadian government over Sidewalk Labs' Toronto smart city
18 Apr 2019
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing Waterfront Toronto and three levels of government, asking for the project "to be reset".
Canadian Civil Liberties Association threatens legal action over Sidewalk Toronto
08 Mar 2019
The association is calling on the national, provincial and local governments to put in place digital data governance policies after "adequate" public consultation
Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19
At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.
26 Oct 2020
Think Tank: collaboration, as much as tech, will rebuild smart cities
23 Oct 2020
Q&A: Huawei's Hong-Eng Koh on the value of digital transformation
20 Oct 2020
Covid-19 will change cities but high rises are here to stay
24 Oct 2020
White Paper: 5G Application Scenarios
15 Sep 2020
Trend Report: Creating truly open cities
13 Aug 2020
VIRTUAL DEBATE: How will 5G assist a rapidly urbanising world?
04 Nov 2020
IoT Tech Expo North America 2020 - Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
09 Nov 2020
Plastic Free World Conference & Expo
24 Nov 2020
IoT Tech Expo Europe – RAI, Amsterdam
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