In developing districts, the collaboration of different specialists turns out to be a complicated, lengthy and expensive process, which hampers proposals offered by project stakeholders and doesn't always meet the needs of many users. Once a district has been built, it becomes difficult to alter; Therefore, a comprehensive approach to urban design makes a big difference.
In order to simplify such projects, Sidewalk Labs has developed a generative design tool that allows all project stakeholders to create different scenarios for the areas in question by using unified software based on specified parameters. This approach will be used for the first time in Sidewalk Labs' current project to help redevelop part of Toronto's eastern waterfront. It will demonstrate not only the power of data collection technologies, but also the development potential of smart cities: automated solid waste collection, buildings adapted for poor weather conditions, and pavement that can be modified to suit different needs.