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Learn About Google Sidewalk Labs – Guest Speaker Karim Khalifa
September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What is Google’s Sidewalk Labs all about?
Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet (Google) company tackling the challenges of urban growth – reimagining cities to improve our quality of life.
Come and hear from Karim Khalifa, Director, Buildings Innovation, Sidewalk Labs about how he found himself working for Sidewalk Labs, what its all about and the coolest building innovations and smart cities technologies he has seen during his time with SWL.
Note: Canapes and drinks will be served before and after the talk during networking time at the begining and end of the event.
Sidewalk’s goal is to improve urban infrastructure through technological solutions, and tackle issues such as cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. They are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community.
This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.
The initiative is also envisioned to be scaled up across Toronto’s Port Lands, a 325 hectares (800 acres) area that is one of the largest areas of underdeveloped urban land in North America.