Announcing Replica’s spin-out and Series A
The retail crisis is now a landlord crisis
Author Mark Pilkington explains why retail is struggling in cities — and how landlords and retailers could, together, develop a solution.
Collab: A new digital tool for community participation
Sidewalk Labs and Digital Public Square teamed up on a new prototype to help people shape their communities.
Seeing a big future for micromobility
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Horace Dediu of Micromobility Industries on resizing city transportation.
Four principles for the future of city streets
Cities can leverage design and technology to re-think our streets for pedestrians, bikes, and transit.
How can we bring transparency to urban tech? These icons are a first step.
Our “Digital Transparency in the Public Realm” project brought people around the world together to co-create a visual language to demystify the tech in cities.
Welcome to the city of lifelong learning
Already on the path to post-industrial recovery, South Bend, Indiana, is preparing for the future of work—and its libraries will play a pivotal role.
What makes a public space great?
Our open-source app, CommonSpace, gives park operators and communities a new tool to study that vital question.
Exploring the future of care in urban communities
New research highlights six important trends — and proposes a concept space that could bring them all together.
How to design a city for waste
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with historian and recycling guru Benjamin Miller on New York City’s “wasteful” past — and potential future.
An Update on Data Governance for Sidewalk Toronto
We believe Quayside can set a new model for responsible data use in cities — anchored by an independent Civic Data Trust.
From building raincoats to condo manifestos, Partisans is on a mission
The Toronto-based design studio will misbehave — and leave its hometown a better place in the process.
Introducing “City of the Future” — a Podcast from Sidewalk Labs
Each episode explores one idea or innovation that will transform cities.
The macro impact of micro-climates
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Goncalo Pedro about shaping our buildings and public spaces to make a more comfortable public realm.
Outside the box truck: Innovations in delivery that could change our cities
In this Sidewalk Talk Q&A, researcher Anne Goodchild explains how simple ideas like lockers and cargo bikes could make our neighborhoods more “lovely, green, quiet, and livable.”
Something to talk about: Why playful public spaces inspire serious connection
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with designers Mouna Andraos, Rebecca Taylor, and Pierre Thirion of Daily tous les jours.
Tackling the Opioid Crisis, One Sewage Sample at a Time
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Newsha Ghaeli of the wastewater epidemiology startup Biobot Analytics.
Bringing Up Baby … Downtown
To keep families, more North American cities are turning to a suite of planning and design innovations, from play space to stroller ramps to adventure parks.
Self Driving Cars
Expectations, Uncertainties, and Policy Choices for Self-Driving Cities
A guide to where things stand on this most promising — but highly uncertain — technology.
Why Europe’s parks and playgrounds are so much more active than America’s
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Meghan Talarowski of Studio Ludo on the keys to more playable cities.