The venture, led by former CEO of Bloomberg LP alongside Google CEO Larry Page, will build new technology platforms to transform and improve city life

When society looks at the myriad challenges facing our cities, it makes sense to begin to solve them by examining cities themselves. That’s the new ambition of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation company funded by Google that will develop new technologies to improve the quality of life in cities around the world. The independent initiative is led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg LP and deputy mayor of New York City for economic development, alongside Google CEO Larry Page.

In an age when we use Google Maps to navigate through cities and apps to connect to the world around us, Sidewalk Labs plans to build greater and more flexible infrastructure that speaks to the trends of our digitally-enhanced environment. With hope, these technologies operating at the crossroads of physical and digital, will enable new business partnerships to form and inspire cleaner, safer, more efficient and reliable cities.

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