Sidewalk Talk

Sidewalk Talk

public space

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.

Vanessa Quirk
9 Sep
Prototype

We held a one-week design sprint to build a smart trash chute. Here’s what we learned

The path to a more sustainable city goes right through the multi-family waste room.

Jesse Shapins and Matt Breuer
8 Aug
BLOG POST

The importance of coding the curb

Who says infrastructure management isn’t sexy? A digital street asset inventory can improve parking, planning, transparency, and more.

Willa Ng
8 Aug
Blog Post

Habitat III can set the urban-tech vision for years to come

The New Urban Agenda is an opportunity to bridge the gap between urbanists and technologists, radically improving the lives of people in cities worldwide.

Rohit T. Aggarwala
8 Aug
Q&A

‘Connected streets’ and the next generation of urban mobility

A Sidewalk Talk with James Corless and Russell Brooks of Transportation for America.

Eric Jaffe
6 Jun
case study

4 lessons from Rio’s ‘flawed’ smart cities initiative

A new analysis finds that, despite doing some good, the program often forgot to focus on the people.

Eric Jaffe
5 May
BLOG POST

How ‘pink’ zoning can jumpstart urban development

Cities can lighten the red tape. Technology can help.

Eric Jaffe
4 Apr
Q&A

What smart cities can learn from Singapore’s Smart Nation

A Sidewalk Talk with Jacqueline Poh, managing director of the Infocomm Development Authority

Eric Jaffe
4 Apr
vision

It’s time for urbanists and technologists to start talking

Introducing our new blog, Sidewalk Talk.

Daniel L. Doctoroff
4 Apr