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Sidewalk Labs tool aims to boost building energy efficiency

On Sep 22, 2020
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Mesa, which uses automation and real-time data to optimize energy use, is part of a suite of products developed in the wake of the company's Toronto exit.

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Mesa, a new Sidewalk Labs tool, aims to help improve buildings' energy efficiency https://t.co/BDQrrL2IWY
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Sidewalk Labs tool aims to boost building energy efficiency

Sidewalk Labs tool aims to boost building energy efficiency

Mesa, which uses automation and real-time data to optimize energy use, is part of a suite of products developed in the wake of the company's Toronto exit.

Post-It Note City

Post-It Note City

A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to “participate” in civic design.

How Toronto locals soured on Alphabet’s neighborhood of the future

How Toronto locals soured on Alphabet’s neighborhood of the future

Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, has a wildly ambitious plan for Toronto’s waterfront. But concerns about Big Tech and privacy are only growing.

Sidewalk Labs drops Toronto smart city plans

Sidewalk Labs drops Toronto smart city plans

Sidewalk Labs, which was set up by Google’s owner Alphabet, has abandoned plans to create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district, citing “unprecedented ...

Is Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside project right for Toronto?

Is Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside project right for Toronto?

The proposal for the eastern waterfront has created a deep divide among Torontonians. Richard Florida argues yes — that the plan will vault the city to world leadership in city building, ...

Sidewalk Labs could make Toronto a world leader in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs could make Toronto a world leader in urban tech

The company amounts to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catalyze our leadership in this field

Building for Toronto’s future

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Building Canada’s largest city to accommodate the demands of the decades to come is the challenge facing urban developers building Toronto. At the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Toronto ...

What’s Fueling the Smart City Backlash?

What’s Fueling the Smart City Backlash?

A project in Toronto is a rallying point for a pushback against projects seen as opaque and unfair in the name of economic growth.

Sidewalk Labs drops Quayside project

Sidewalk Labs drops Quayside project

CEO Daniel Doctoroff said the "unprecedented economic uncertainty" made it "too difficult" to continue work on the plan, but Waterfront Toronto assured its commitment to Quayside is still ...

A Mess on the Sidewalk

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Inside the great digital mis-engineering of the Toronto waterfront

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aims to create world’s largest 'climate-positive' neighbourhood

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs aims to create world’s largest 'climate-positive' neighbourhood

Sidewalk Labs, the Google-connected company proposing the "largest, densest climate-positive district in North America" along Toronto's lakeshore, has an uncharacteristically low-tech ...

5 futuristic smart cities to keep an eye on through the 2020s

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Whether it's embedded sensors or autonomous robots, cities are going to get a whole lot smarter in the 2020s. But some super ambitious developments are leading the way by building whole new ...

Between The Jetsons and Black Mirror: Google Reveals New Plan For Smart City

Between The Jetsons and Black Mirror: Google Reveals New Plan For Smart City

"It's not The Jetsons, but something much better,” promises the public realm director of Toronto's Quayside, a Google-led smart city proposal from Alphabet Inc's Sidewalk Labs. Cars? ...

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants a cut of Toronto taxes to build a smart city there

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants a cut of Toronto taxes to build a smart city there

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs reportedly proposed receiving a cut of property taxes, development fees and increased land value for its work in Toronto.

6 Amazing Ideas That Are Part Of The Smart City Plan From Sidewalk Labs

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The Sidewalk Labs Smart City proposal for Toronto envisions wooden buildings made from cross laminated timber, modular construction, full digital connectivity, and robots in tunnels ...

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Google’s sister company wants to build the city of the future on Toronto’s waterfront, raising concerns over privacy and the role of government.

Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs abruptly abandons Toronto smart city project

Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs abruptly abandons Toronto smart city project

Sidewalk Labs’ CEO said unpredictabilities stemming from pandemic meant project was no longer feasible

Local Resistance Builds to Google’s ‘Smart City’ in Toronto

Local Resistance Builds to Google’s ‘Smart City’ in Toronto

An Alphabet project aimed at creating a “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront is facing resistance from local officials who are worried about the development’s direction and how Google’s ...