City of the Future

9 EpisodesProduced by Sidewalk LabsWebsite

We explore the innovations and ideas that will transform our cities.

9 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

6: Affordability by Design

September 13th, 2019


We're in a housing crisis. Could affordability by design be part of the solution? In this episode hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk look at trends …

BONUS: Dan Doctoroff unpacks our Toronto plan

June 24th, 2019


Today, Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Toronto, the Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP), will be released to the public. And because a lot of the innovations in the MIDP are episode topics that we’ll be exploring …

Live at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival!

January 25th, 2019


For our first live show, co-host Vanessa Quirk moderates a discussion with some of the familiar voices from season 1: Director of Buildings Innovation Karim Khalifa; Director of Mobility for Streets Willa Ng; and …

5: Closing the Recycling Loop

November 30th, 2018


Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if …

4: Delivery Robots

November 16th, 2018


Every day, truck drivers are out battling rush hour traffic, maneuvering through narrow city streets, circling for parking, emitting exhaust — all to get you your package as fast as possible. For the sake of our cities, …

3: Adaptive Traffic Lights

November 2nd, 2018


Traffic lights were invented to improve pedestrian safety, but they also created streets that put cars first. But what if traffic lights could …

2: Modular Pavement

October 19th, 2018


In our second episode, we explore how modular pavement — which would allow us to embed technologies into our streets — could transform our cities. We …

1: Mass Timber

October 5th, 2018


In our first episode of City of the Future, our new bi-weekly podcast, we explore how mass timber could transform our cities — by making wooden …

City of the Future - Coming Soon!

March 4th, 2018


City of the Future is a podcast from Sidewalk Labs — coming soon!

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