The Sidewalk Weekly Newsletter Archive

May 2, 2017

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Never again wonder what we were thinking, doing, and reading about the future of cities on a given week.

The Sidewalk Weekly Newsletter gets sent out every Friday. You can find a full archive of past issues below, and you can subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the Sidewalk Labs website. You can also reach out directly via email.

2017

  • Issue #84: Watch the full video of our “Street Life After Retail” event. Plus, we’re hiring (17 Nov)
  • Issue #83: Join us for a live event on energy efficiency! Plus, self-driving taxis are finally here (10 Nov)
  • Issue #82: The neighborhood of the future starts with community feedback (3 Nov)
  • Issue #81: The future city is a blast from the past. Plus, join or watch our Nov. 1 Town Hall (27 Oct)
  • Issue #80: Announcing Sidewalk Toronto: Our vision for a neighborhood of the future (20 Oct)
  • Issue #79: Planning our self-driving future. Plus, don’t forget to apply to our next live event (13 Oct)
  • Issue #78: Announcing Cityblock Health. Plus, join us for an event on the future of retail (6 Oct)
  • Issue #77: We’re hiring a Director of Mobility. Plus, improving travel options for non-drivers (29 Sept)
  • Issue #76: Street Life After Retail: 5 Future Scenarios. Plus, Sidewalk’s slimmer newsletter (22 Sept)
  • Issue #75: Sidewalk’s CEO on New York City’s comeback. Plus, Apple’s other announcement (15 Sept)
  • Issue #74: 15 innovations that shaped cities. Plus, the return of Sidewalk live events (8 Sept)
  • Issue #73: Tech’s role in disaster recovery. Plus, Singapore’s Smart Nation and data privacy (1 Sept)
  • Issue #72: Waymo’s secret road simulator. Plus, a new Smart Cities Collaborative pilot (25 Aug)
  • Issue #71: The death of human jobs has been greatly exaggerated. Plus, e-curbs rising (18 Aug)
  • Issue #70: We’re working with Smart City Challenge winner Columbus to improve mobility (11 Aug)
  • Issue #69: We held a design sprint to build a smart trash chute. Here’s what we learned (4 Aug)
  • Issue #68: Introducing Semaphore Lab. Plus, lessons from a Lyft-transit partnership (28 July)
  • Issue #67: Meet our portfolio company Intersection. Plus, designing driverless cities (21 July)
  • Issue #66: Where early smart cities efforts went wrong. Plus, parking’s impact on rent (14 July)
  • Issue #65: Improving parks with data. Plus, we’re hiring a Director of Public Realm Tech (7 July)
  • Issue #64: The next frontier of urban sustainability. Plus, the launch of InLinkUK (June 30)
  • Issue #63: The latest from our Smart Cities Collaborative on the future of urban mobility (23 June)
  • Issue #62: Driving costs are hidden. Revealing them with digital tools can help reduce traffic (16 June)
  • Issue #61: What history can teach us about job automation. Plus, Intersection’s new CEO (9 June)
  • Issue #60: Now more than ever, urban-tech must offer global models for climate action (2 June)
  • Issue #59: Introducing an open-source planning tool from our Model Lab (26 May)
  • Issue #58: What does “as a service” really mean? Plus, the promise of tall timber(19 May)
  • Issue #57: The troubling “owner-renter divide.” Plus, street policy must put pedestrians first (12 May)
  • Issue #56: Self-driving transit will power the future of urban mobility. Plus, Smart Cities NYC (5 May)
  • Issue #55: The urgency of housing affordability. Plus, institutional innovation (28 April)
  • Issue #54: Urban districts as laboratories of innovation. Plus, Sidewalk’s new website (14 April)
  • Issue #53: Democratizing urban solutions with data: Introducing Model Lab (31 March)
  • Issue #52: Urban innovation doesn’t just mean technology. Plus, the productivity paradox (24 March)
  • Issue #51: The best of urban-tech history. Plus, the push against private cars in cities (17 March)
  • Issue #50: The urgent need for inclusive tech growth. Plus, the privacy policy as comic book (10 March)
  • Issue #49: The next-generation intersection helps all modes share the street (3 March)
  • Issue #48: Introducing a new map tool: how long it takes to get anywhere in NYC by transit (24 February)
  • Issue #47: The big benefits of better travel data. Plus, the city as “innovation machine” (17 February)
  • Issue #46: Do future city visions focus too much on tech? Plus, the fight for digital equity (10 February)
  • Issue #45: Urban-tech’s commitment to inclusivity. Plus, data’s role in Vision Zero (3 February)
  • Issue #44: The case for urban optimism; a recap of our healthcare event (27 January)
  • Issue #43: U.S. Digital Service in the Trump era. Plus: last call to join our healthcare event (20 January)
  • Issue #42: Data is the new concrete; goodbye parking minimums; hello lifelong learning (13 January)
  • Issue #41: What’s to come for urban-tech in 2017; join us for our next Sidewalk Talk event (6 January)

2016

  • Issue #40: Rethinking urban healthcare for the digital age; the best of the blog 2016 (22 December)
  • Issue #39: Video from our housing event, economic mobility falling, car-free mobility rising (16 December)
  •  Issue #38: The benefits of turning housing construction into housing production (9 December 2016)
  • Issue #37: Reimagining cities from the internet up (2 December 2016)
  • Issue #36: Join us for a live event on how technology can improve housing affordability (23 November)
  • Issue #35: The role of cities in a self-driving world; in search of a healthcare entrepreneur (18 November)
  • Issue #34: What Trump means for tech and cities; last call for our autonomous vehicle forum (11 November)
  • Issue #33: E-lectoral college: How tech can help cities engage the public (4 November)
  • Issue #32: LinkUK launches, the housing crisis worsens, and 16 cities join our mobility collaborative (28 October)
  • Issue #31:  Join us for a live event on the city’s role in autonomous vehicles (21 October)
  • Issue #30: Obama talks AI and the future of work; Sidewalk seeks a housing entrepreneur (14 October)
  • Issue #29: Copying Barcelona’s superblocks, accelerating urban technology, taming AI (7 October)
  • Issue #28: $80 million for smart cities, POTUS calls for new zoning rules, biking the last mile (30 September)
  • Issue #27: The First Principles of Urbanism: Part II, and the end of circling for parking (23 September)
  • Issue #26: The First Principles of Urbanism: Part I, and a city-led economic recovery (16 September)
  • Issue #25: Digital discrimination, public-private mobility, the blockchain beyond bitcoin (9 September)
  • Issue #24: Our engineers held a 2-day hackathon. Here’s what they built (2 September)
  • Issue #23: Coding the curb, what “smart city” really means, NYC’s new chief digital officer (26 August)
  • Issue #22: Why smart cities fail, Uber’s taxibot launch, Habitat III’s urban-tech agenda (19 August)
  • Issue #21: The Digital Divide, China’s Traffic-Straddling Bus, a New Smart City Collaborative (12 August)
  • Issue #20: Where the Rio Olympics Meet Urban Technology (5 August)
  • Issue #19: Introducing an Open Map Tool for Civic Hackers (29 July)
  • Issue #18: The Optimism of the Connected City (22 July)
  • Issue #17: Love It or Hate It: Pokémon Go Is Inspiring Urban Exploration (15 July)
  • Issue #16: How Tech Can Ease the Affordable Housing Crisis (8 July
  • Issue #15: The Biggest Problems Urban Planners Have to Solve (1 July)
  • Issue #14: Will Driverless Cars Make Sprawl Worse? (24 June)
  • Issue #13: The Power of Data to Improve City Services (17 June)
  • Issue #12: One Last Pitch for a $50 Million Prize (10 June)
  • Issue #11: An Exciting New Partnership Announcement (3 June)
  • Issue #10: The Future of Urban Mobility (27 May)
  • Issue #9: Sidewalk Weekly – May 20, 2016
  • Issue #8: Sidewalk Weekly – 13 May 2016
  • Issue #7: Sidewalk Weekly – 6 May 2016
  • Issue #6: Sidewalk Weekly – 29 April 2016
  • Issue #5: Sidewalk Weekly – 22 April 2016
  • Issue #4: Sidewalk Weekly – 15 April 2016
  • Issue #3: Sidewalk Weekly – 8 April 2016
  • Issue #2: Sidewalk Weekly – 1 April 2016
  • Issue #1: Sidewalk Weekly – 25 March 2016

May 2, 2017