Google’s Sidewalk Labs wants to use technology to redefine urban life by literally building a district of Toronto from the ground up. (Photo: Pixabay)
Season 8, Episode 6
We are in the midst of a historic (and wholly unpredicted) rise in urbanization. But it’s hard to retrofit old cities for the 21st century. Enter Dan Doctoroff. The man who helped modernize New York City — and tried to bring the Olympics there — is now C.E.O. of a Google-funded startup that is building, from scratch, the city of the future.