Google's City of the Future in Toronto
on 02 July 2018
Google sister-company Sidewalk Labs has been contracted by a coalition of the Toronto, Ontario and Canadian governments to develop Quayside, Toronto as (what Sidewalk Labs refers to as) "the world's first neighborhood built from the internet up." The concept of a smart-city is far from new—but what's being proposed here requires such a data-driven feedback cycle that Politico wonders who would want to live in such a place. Further, the question becomes: what does a tech company know about urban planning? Read more about the details and the thoughtful debate at Politico.