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City of the Future
City of the Future
Sidewalk Labs

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

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An Update from Vanessa

As you might have heard, Sidewalk Labs became a part of Google at the beginning of 2022. So City of... more

19 Dec 2022 · 3 minutes
Episode 20: The ”S” in ESG

E-S-G. If you haven’t heard that term before, it stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It’s a framework that investors... more

14 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
Episode 19: Next-Gen Manufacturing

In the early 20th century, many U.S. factories were located in urban cores, where workers could easily access their jobs.... more

10 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
Episode 18: Innovation Ecosystems 2.0

Innovation ecosystems — places where companies and anchor institutions cluster and connect with startups, incubators, and smaller accelerators — are... more

03 Dec 2021 · 29 minutes
Episode 17: Wealth Beyond Ownership

Cities throughout the U.S. (and around the world) are struggling with the many issues that come with neighborhood growth and... more

19 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
Episode 16: From Owing to Owning

Cities across the U.S. are suffering from dire housing crises. Housing supply is low, and prices are high — in some... more

12 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
BONUS: Development 101

The process of real estate development is critical to urban life. Without it, we’d have no homes, no stores, no... more

05 Nov 2021 · 18 minutes
Flexible Streets

The pandemic has forced us to reexamine and reimagine how we use one of our most precious public spaces: our... more

04 Dec 2020 · 25 minutes
Factory-based Construction

For about a century, architects and developers have dreamed of the promise of factory-based construction — after all, if Henry Ford... more

20 Nov 2020 · 24 minutes
Remote Work

In an era of remote work, when people can work from anywhere, where will they choose to live? And what... more

30 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
City of the Future
An Update from Vanessa
City of the Future