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City of the Future

Sidewalk Labs

We explore the innovations and ideas that will transform our cities.

26:53 | Sep 13th

We're in a housing crisis. Could affordability by design be part of the solution? In this episode we look at trends in housing — from unit design to co-living — and ask how the private sector can do more to help create more choice and affordability i...Show More

14:54 | Jun 24th

Today, Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Toronto, the Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP), will be released to the public. And because a lot of the innovations in the MIDP are episode topics that we’ll be exploring in Season 2, we figured we’d dr...Show More
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52:06 | Jan 25th

For our first live show, co-host Vanessa Quirk moderates a discussion with some of the familiar voices from season 1: Director of Buildings Innovation Karim Khalifa; Director of Mobility for Streets Willa Ng; and Associate Director of Sustainability ...Show More

24:40 | Nov 30th, 2018

Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if we could be "nudged" to recycle better? In this episode, we explore how behavioral science — and comp...Show More

20:40 | Nov 16th, 2018

In the future, your package could find its way to you — practically on its own.

18:15 | Nov 2nd, 2018

What if traffic lights could respond to the conditions at the intersection — perhaps stay red for an elderly walker or turn green for a crowded bus? In our third episode, we explore adaptive traffic lights, an innovation that could change the hierarc...Show More

17:36 | Oct 19th, 2018

Imagine streets that heat up, so snow melts on contact. Or that light up, turning a car lane into pedestrian space. In our second episode, we explore the innovation that will make these things possible: modular pavement.

18:01 | Oct 5th, 2018

Wooden skyscrapers. Impossible? Not any more. Our first episode explores how mass timber could make wooden skyscrapers possible — and transform our cities. We talk to the world’s leading expert on tall wooden buildings, Michael Green, and Sidewalk’s ...Show More

00:40 | Mar 4th, 2018

City of the Future is a podcast from Sidewalk Labs that will explore the innovations and ideas set to transform our cities. Coming soon!