Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"Google sister company Sidewalk Labs released a draft of its master plan to transform 12 acres on the Toronto waterfront into a smart city"

Fast Company:

“We would fund the creation of [a factory] somewhere in the greater Toronto area that we think could play a role in catalyzing a new industry around mass timber”

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Mass timber is an emerging building material that’s made out of pieces of wood laminated together to make them stronger. It has been hailed by many scientists and architects as the future of building because it is just as strong as steel, more fire-resistant than regular wood, and is environmentally friendly to boot