Jesse Shapins discusses smart city infrastructure that is highly adaptable to variable climates.

“Jesse Shapins, the director of public realm at Sidewalk Labs, said that weather on Toronto’s waterfront is only “comfortable” 30% of the year, according to a report in the Financial Post, meaning the retractable “raincoats” will help keep the city functioning and friendly to pedestrians year-round. Combined with heated pavement, the awnings could keep sidewalks and bike lanes open year-round, and extend outdoor opportunities for restaurants and markets.”

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