The retail crisis is now a landlord crisis
Author Mark Pilkington explains why retail is struggling in cities — and how landlords and retailers could, together, develop a solution.
Seeing a big future for micromobility
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Horace Dediu of Micromobility Industries on resizing city transportation.
How to design a city for waste
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with historian and recycling guru Benjamin Miller on New York City’s “wasteful” past — and potential future.
From building raincoats to condo manifestos, Partisans is on a mission
The Toronto-based design studio will misbehave — and leave its hometown a better place in the process.
Introducing “City of the Future” — a Podcast from Sidewalk Labs
Each episode explores one idea or innovation that will transform cities.
The macro impact of micro-climates
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with Goncalo Pedro about shaping our buildings and public spaces to make a more comfortable public realm.
Outside the box truck: Innovations in delivery that could change our cities
In this Sidewalk Talk Q&A, researcher Anne Goodchild explains how simple ideas like lockers and cargo bikes could make our neighborhoods more “lovely, green, quiet, and livable.”
Something to talk about: Why playful public spaces inspire serious connection
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with designers Mouna Andraos, Rebecca Taylor, and Pierre Thirion of Daily tous les jours.
The architects building Toronto’s past into its future
The firm Lebel & Bouliane has become known for adaptive reuse projects — like the new Sidewalk Toronto workspace, “307” — that make history an integral part of their designs.
How Toronto could lead the wooden skyscraper revolution
A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with architect and designer Luigi Ferrara on the Arbour — a 12-story wood building for George Brown College’s waterfront campus.