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More on the Future of Cities

by Drew Meyers on 2:08 pm April 10, 2018

As you know, Fifth Wall’s portfolio event was last week in Venice. There were three panels held at their office, each covering a category Fifth Wall has made big bets on (the majority of panelists were from portfolio companies): Future of Cities Real Estate-as-a-Service Fintech and The Built World Economy I covered the Fintech and Built World Economy panel last week, today I wanted to share a few thoughts from the Future of Cities panel. Smart cities and the future of cities are topics extremely fascinating to me, and … Read More »

“Sidewalk Toronto” — An ‘internet city’ to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am October 20, 2017

BREAKING: @SidewalkLabs + @WaterfrontTO announce #SidewalkTO, a partnership to create new kinds of neighbourhoods on Toronto’s waterfront pic.twitter.com/728w90qIzX — Sidewalk Toronto (@SidewalkToronto) October 17, 2017 800 acres of waterfront in Toronto being developed by Sidewalk Labs (subsidiary of Alphabet) as an internet smart city. Over $1 billion in funding. Accelerating urban innovation. Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront, beginning with the creation of Quayside. Sidewalk … Read More »

Reimaging the City as a Digital Platform

by Drew Meyers on 2:00 pm February 13, 2017

The future of cities is a topic that fascinates me. I watched a presentation by two team members of Sidewalk Labs about Reimaging the city as a digital platform. It touched on where they see the future of cities are headed. Among topics such as self driving cars, they touched on 5 primary physical identifiers that cities are composed of — path (sidewalk, road), edge (train tracks), node (train station), district (neighborhoods), and landmarks (Central Park, Space Needle, Eiffel Tower, etc) — and their digital equivalents. If you’re as … Read More »

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