Stories of place in the fourth industrial revolution: a review of “Life after Carbon”

A new book is timely following a dire warning that the climate is worsening faster than previously thought, which could lead to major effects by 2040

By Nancy Johnson Sanquist
Issue 11 - Spring 2019 pages 30 - 33
Tags: cities • sustainability • innovation

The introduction:  Google as urban planner
It comes as no surprise that Google conducts experiments all over the world in its research and development offices, but to hear that it is experimenting with an abandoned twelve-acre neighborhood in Toronto – now that is unexpected.

This urban planning venture, “Sidewalk Toronto,” is being designed by Sidewalk Labs, a peer company with Google under the Alphabet umbrella. In a response to a proposal issued by Waterfront Toronto to redevelop what was known as the Quayside property, Sidewa

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