Toronto’s waterfront to undergo major futuristic redesign thanks to Google’s Sidewalk Labs

October 18, 2017 by  
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In collaboration with Sidewalk Labs, a start-up created by Google to “accelerate innovation in cities around the world,” the city of Toronto will embark on a futuristic redesign of its waterfront that will incorporate cutting edge technology and sleek modern design to build an urban gathering place for businesses, locals and visitors. Innovations on the Toronto waterfront may include free public Wi-Fi, automated trash systems, robust renewable energy sources, and self-driving cars . “This project will become a model for others not only in Canada, but around the world,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is estimated that the innovations by Sidewalk Labs could reduce typical greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds, save the average commuter an hour of travel time and put residents of the neighborhood, which has been dubbed “Quayside,” within a very short walking distance from green space. “Over time, “we believe Sidewalk Toronto can demonstrate to the world how to make living in cities cheaper, more convenient, healthier, greener, fairer, and even maybe more exciting,” said former New York City  deputy mayor and current Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff. Sidewalk Labs, acknowledging that “that great neighborhoods aren’t planned from the top down,” has announced a town hall meeting for November 1, 2017 in which citizens can discuss their ideas and concerns regarding the new project. Related: Trees to grow on the balconies of Penda’s timber high-rise in Toronto Founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Sidewalk Labs has been deciding between several locations for a comprehensive feasibility study to test ideas and systems that could be applied in the design of the cities of the future. The announcement by Sidewalk Labs and Toronto follows several months of speculation about the company’s plans, which were rumored to include a “Google Island” city built from the ground up to Sidewalk Labs’ specifications. In its work to redesign Toronto’s waterfront, Sidewalk Labs will use tools like Flow, which the company conceived to identify problems in traffic flow or lack of transportation access. Via Inc. and The Verge Images via Depositphotos

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The Plugin prefab modular system lets you renovate old spaces without tearing anything down

December 8, 2015 by  
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MVRDV to transform a shopping mall into a lush lagoon and beach in Taiwan

November 13, 2015 by  
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MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

May 13, 2015 by  
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Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

May 7, 2014 by  
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Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If you see hidden gardening potential between sidewalk cracks when others see decay and abandon, well then, you might be a budding guerrilla gardener and not even know it! The guerrila gardening phenomenon is sweeping the globe as folks are finding innovative ways to come together for the optimization of neglected land and paved surface area. It’s a turf war for some, a poetic gesture for others, but either way, citizens are rolling up their sleeves to create gardens in the most unlikely spaces. Read the rest of Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned lot , community gardens , Green Guerillas , green space , guerilla , guerilla gardening , guerrilla , guerrilla garden , guerrilla gardening , Liz Christy , nature graffiti , resistance gardening , seed ball , seed balls , seed bomb , seed bombs , urban , urban faming , urban food , urban gardening , urban renewal , wildflowers

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Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

January 20, 2014 by  
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Founded on state-of-the-art ecological and urban strategies,  Sasaki ’s urban master plan celebrates the rare opportunity to transform an existing 320-hectare urban airport site into a dynamic, attractive, and sustainable new district for the city of Minsk, Belarus. The plan provides a 24/7 vibrant, diverse, and balanced mixed-use program that celebrates the unique airport heritage, while also re-integrating regional ecological, vehicular, and public transport networks. The design brings Belarusian landscape heritage, ecology, and contemporary green living together to create a compact urban district. Read the rest of Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belarus architecture , green design , Minsk , sasaki , Urban design , urban master plan , urban planning , urban renewal        

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Innovative BioCellar Recycles Cleveland’s Abandoned Houses into Centers for Urban Farming

October 28, 2013 by  
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Cleveland has just unveiled the world’s first BioCellar, a sustainable urban agriculture project that’s a smart mix of urban design, architecture, and biology. Built upon the masonry foundation of an abandoned house, the passive greenhouse is a stunning example of how an urban renewal project can bring fresh produce and life to a food desert in a blighted neighborhood. Read the rest of Innovative BioCellar Recycles Cleveland’s Abandoned Houses into Centers for Urban Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponics , biocellar , chateau hough , east cleveland , jean loria , mansfield frazier , permaculture design , rob donaldson , Solar Power , urban agriculture , Urban Farming , urban renewal , vacant housing        

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Open House Renovates an Abandoned Building into a Transforming Open Air Theater

August 2, 2013 by  
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Matthew Mazzotta , an artist whose practice focuses on participatory community design, has teamed up with the Coleman Center for the Arts and people of York, Alabama to transform a blighted downtown property into a new public space. Posing as a typical house from the outside, the space physically transforms into an open air theater that seats up to 100 people. Read the rest of Open House Renovates an Abandoned Building into a Transforming Open Air Theater Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned house , alabama , architecture of social space , house rebuilding , Matthew Mazzotta , open house , perfomance space , social space , theater , Transforming Houses , urban renewal , York        

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Street Artist Megx Paints German Bridge to Look Like Giant LEGO Bricks!

July 6, 2012 by  
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PierESCAPE: Aedas Envisions a Series of Outdoor “Dock-Like Extensions” for Navy Pier in Chicago

February 8, 2012 by  
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Aedas Architects and a team of other world-class consultants and designers have conceived of PierESCAPE: a series of outdoor “dock-like extensions” aimed at revitalizing Chicago’s famous Navy Pier. This proposal promises to strengthen connections between the city and nature and between civic space and culture in a manner that is exciting, enriching, and sustainable, according to Arch Daily . Step in to see a quick video by Aedas which details their exact vision for this iconic urban space. Read the rest of PierESCAPE: Aedas Envisions a Series of Outdoor “Dock-Like Extensions” for Navy Pier in Chicago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aedas Architects , chicago , eco design , green design , Lake Michigan , Navy Pier , PierESCAPE , public spaces , sustainable design , tourism , tourist destination , Urban design , urban renewal , wetland

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