Solving Cities is a daily observation through the lens of the city, analyzing the physical and digital infrastructure and systems that make urban areas work more intelligently.
Philadelphia is set to invest $2 billion in green infrastructure projects over the next 25 years. Find out how it will help clean up the city's water.
June 2, 2011 10:08am |
Forward-thinking city leaders are gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil to discuss how cities can lead the way to a sustainable future. Here are eight cities with inspiring sustainability projects.
3 | June 1, 2011 2:53pm |
Five U.S. cities are reinventing what it means to ride the bus. They're using a system called bus rapid transit. It's gaining in popularity because it's quick and reliable, but for a fraction of...
4 | May 26, 2011 2:40pm |
Two projects in Europe will capture body heat from crowds to heat nearby buildings.
6 | May 23, 2011 9:30am |
How did D.C., a city with almost zero bicycle infrastructure, become a bike-friendly city? Here are four ways they made it happen.
5 | May 18, 2011 11:18am |
With people looking for ways other than the car to get to work, find out which cities have the best (and worst) access to transit and jobs.
13 | May 16, 2011 10:43am |
A new survey finds that U.S. mayors want more bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
5 | May 4, 2011 10:10am |
A green-building certification process more rigorous than LEED requires that buildings collect their own energy and water. But can it work in the city?
2 | May 2, 2011 10:05am |
How can you keep a city from drying up? The winner of the Philips Livable Cities Award might have an answer.
3 | April 29, 2011 10:25am |
Delhi is considering a sleek, yet sustainable, pod car transit system. But is it practical?
24 | April 28, 2011 7:54am |
A report finds that high gas prices are linked with decreased urban sprawl.
2 | April 27, 2011 1:15pm |
Walk Friendly Communities make it safe and easy for pedestrians to get around cities on foot. Is your city on the list?
3 | April 27, 2011 8:23am |
Weeds might continue to overgrow on Detroit's vacant land. But now there might be a good reason for it: to grow weeds for biofuel.
11 | April 26, 2011 5:09pm |
The Mesa del Sol development in New Mexico will be a model of anti-sprawl, but are sustainable communities possible in the desert?
3 | April 26, 2011 9:39am |
Earth Day Special Feature 2011: Peter Calthorpe, one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, talks with SmartPlanet about how cities are leading the fight against climate change.
6 | April 22, 2011 5:33am |
San Francisco's new urban agriculture policy makes urban agriculture legal throughout the city, along with selling produce from the gardens.
2 | April 21, 2011 12:02pm |
A new parking program in San Francisco is making parking easier, and streets safer for those who don't drive. Find out how.
3 | April 19, 2011 11:29am |
A report shows that L.A. could power 30,000 homes by putting solar panels on multi-family housing units. Fortunately, the city seems to be on the right track to make it happen.
9 | April 19, 2011 5:00am |
An architecture firm in Seattle has developed sustainable prefab high-rise apartments that would save on building time and costs.
3 | April 18, 2011 1:17pm |
Buffalo's Urban Homesteading Program is helping to revitalize neighborhoods and historic properties for only a buck.
9 | April 15, 2011 7:05am |