Making the most of city parks and the public realm means learning more about how people use them.
New design innovations can dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels to help heat or cool a building.
Navigation apps that show the true cost of a trip might nudge people into making a different decision.
Introducing Doppelgänger, Model Lab’s open-source population synthesizer.
Never again wonder what we were thinking, doing, and reading about the future of cities on a given week.
By relying on sharper data, new approaches to modeling can lead to faster policies and greater consensus.
Emerging traffic technologies promise to improve safety while moving everyone — not just drivers.
Our NYC Transit Explorer shows how long it takes to get anywhere in the city by bus or subway. Even during L-mageddon.
When we do finally close the digital divide, everything will change in cities, writes @DanDoctoroff in @WiredUK
Improving urban health outcomes requires dramatically better access, and a commitment to addressing the underlying social and environmental factors.
Our Sidewalk Talk: Idea Tour explored six different approaches to this critical challenge.
Much residential housing is still built the same way it was 50 years ago, despite emerging technologies that can help reduce costs and increase affordability.
New digital tools can help us gain better insights into how people move around cities, and ask better questions about what we want our transportation systems to achieve.
Over the past year, Sidewalk Labs conducted a detailed thought experiment on the future of cities. Here’s what we learned, and how we hope to accelerate urban innovation.
By connecting drivers to spaces at the start of a trip, tech can help fight the curse of cruising.
Digital technology can be good or bad for cities. Which way it goes depends on how well technologists and urbanists work together.
Before we can predict how technology might shape cities, we have to identify the essential efficiencies — and costs — of urban environments.
A park meet-up router, a reference for urban designers, and a yellow cab counter.
Who says infrastructure management isn’t sexy? A digital street asset inventory can improve parking, planning, transparency, and more.