When Alphabet announced it would get into the business of urbanism with the creation of a spinoff company called Sidewalk Labs it was easy to imagine the company developing cities much like it develops technology products. Today, Sidewalk is announcing a partnership designed to change that. The company wants to help cities develop more thoughtful policy about technology, making it more affordable and more efficient, through a partnership with Transportation For America, a DC-based policy nonprofit that has worked with cities all over the country to implement better transportation policies on the local level.
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