Google’s Parent Company will build a Futuristic Neighborhood in Toronto
The High-Tech Neighborhood will cost an estimated $1 billion
Google’s parent company Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is collaborating with Toronto to build a futuristic neighborhood.
The High-Tech Neighborhood will represent a model for an urban living in the 21st Century.
In the initial phase, Sidewalk Labs are investing $50 million, with the estimated cost of the whole project is $1 billion.
The Plan is inspired by the ambition to transform the World into a high-tech neighborhood.
Sidewalk Labs revealed their roadmap to transform an area along Toronto’s waterfront into the ultra-technological advanced neighborhood.
This project is undertaken in the partnership with the city government and Waterfront Toronto and the new neighborhood will be called Quayside.
Located at the Southeast of Downtown Toronto, 800-acre of Eastern Waterfront has reserved for the high-tech neighborhood.
Sidewalk Labs are planning to overcome urban Toronto’s biggest challenges, including:
- Reducing pollution
- Reducing the impact of wind
- Increasing shade on sunny days
- Preventing rain
According to Sidewalk Labs, they will control the weather to make it more comfortable and enjoyable.
They have promised to reduce:
- Greenhouse gas emissions by 73%
- Potable water consumption by 65%
- Landfill waste generation by 90%
The transportation system of this modern neighborhood will be based around cycling and shared electric vehicles.
As explained by Sidewalk Labs, they will install high-speed communication networks, as well as long-range, low-bandwidth connectivity.
The sensors will be placed in public spaces and buildings to monitor environmental data, including:
- Carbon monoxide