Sidewalk Talk

Sidewalk Talk


In pursuit of sustainability’s holy grail: climate-positive development

Stockholm’s Royal Seaport district seeks to go beyond carbon-neutral and actually remove emissions from the environment. It hasn’t been an easy journey.

Philip Preville
12 Dec

How Toronto could lead the wooden skyscraper revolution

A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with architect and designer Luigi Ferrara on the Arbour — a 12-story wood building for George Brown College’s waterfront campus.

Vanessa Quirk
5 May
Event Video

Building the Energy-Efficient Neighborhoods of Tomorrow

We held a Sidewalk Talk Idea Tour to explore five emerging technologies and design innovations that can lead to more sustainable cities.

12 Dec

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

The future of urban sustainability is renewable district energy

New design innovations can dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels to help heat or cool a building.

Rohit T. Aggarwala and Jim Kapsis
6 Jun

The First Principles of Urbanism: Part I

Before we can predict how technology might shape cities, we have to identify the essential efficiencies — and costs — of urban environments.

Rohit T. Aggarwala
9 Sep
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