Google’s Sidewalk Labs will pursue technologies to cut pollution, curb energy use, streamline transportation and reduce the cost of city living.
Source: Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living – NYTimes.com
I gotta wonder about this. They do recognize what needs fixing, and what people want, but don’t mention dealing with the politics of making changes in cities. Also, how do they reduce costs for your average guy? Also, will they do something about noisy neighbors?
Los Angeles plans to reinvent itself as greener, more walkable city | Fox News.
LA might be one of the least walkable cities in the US. That’s my impression, anyway. This is a very ambitious plan to fix that, and I wish them well. It will be costly!
Coalition for Smarter Growth | smartergrowth.net.
This the web site for an organization that’s trying to fix the huge traffic problem in the D.C. area.