Sidewalk Labs earned the Disruptor of the Year title from Smart Cities Dive for its futuristic Quayside community on the water in Toronto, Canada. The community, the company says, will incorporate five key pillars of a smart community:
- Job creation and economic development.
- Housing affordability.
- Sustainability and climate-positive development.
- New mobility.
- Urban innovation.
Quayside will be built with mass timber; the company plans to build a factory for the material as well, creating jobs and boosting sustainability in the future. It will also incorporate advanced energy systems, affordable housing, a large mass-transit system, and streets designed to encourage shared transportation over single-occupant car use.