SmartPlanet stories related to the world's densest areas of settlement -- how their geography, economies, politics, social characteristics and built environment impact their efficiency as a living, breathing system of systems.
Philadelphia's public transit authority, SEPTA, has lost its bid for $30 million in federal funds for a new electronic fare system. The hurdle shows the pitfalls American cities face in pursuing...
1 | November 16, 2010 1:49pm |
Cisco chief globalization officer Wim Elfrink says global urbanization opens a major opportunity for new, networked smart cities. Plus, four megatrends driving it.
November 16, 2010 2:30pm |
Changing consumer behavior won't be easy, but could prove a point of differentiation for businesses in years to come.
3 | November 16, 2010 3:45pm |
Turning vacant urban lots into urban farms could produce enough produce to feed the locals.
November 17, 2010 1:56pm |
The U.S. Green Building Council said the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green rating system has surpassed one billion square feet.
November 18, 2010 7:49am |
A focus on operational sustainability and support of dealer's green efforts highlight the company's 2010 environmental progress report.
3 | November 19, 2010 5:38am |
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability offers framework for assessing unique risks and setting achievable goals.
29 | November 22, 2010 6:09am |
DARPA hopes to eventually be able to sense "anomalous" fumes in major cities, catching a chemical distaster--or even attack--before it gets out of hand.
3 | November 30, 2010 4:00pm |
Cities opting for the cutting edge instead of cutting services.
November 30, 2010 4:31pm |
Syed Hoda, chief of Cisco's smart transportation unit, discusses the massive business opportunity in connected transportation, and how it could change the way we work, play and live.
December 1, 2010 4:39am |
Contributor Ryan Potvin attends this year's GreenBuild Expo in Chicago and outlines three reasons why he thinks "Generation Green" will finally succeed.
1 | December 1, 2010 8:22am |
Cracker Barrel and ECOtality team up to charge electric vehicles at 24 roadside restaurants in Tennessee. Will comfort food make Americans more comfy with EVs?
6 | December 7, 2010 4:00am |
At COP16 in Cancun, energy management software firm Hara announced a multi-million dollar deal with ADWEA, the utility of Abu Dhabi. On tap: $3 billion in savings.
December 8, 2010 7:09am |
Should American cities outsource public parks to the private sector? Journalist John Stossel and architect Shirley Kressel debate the merits of the corporate Common.
7 | December 9, 2010 8:56am |
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that he has signed the Giving Pledge, a promise among the wealthy to give away at least half of their holdings by the age of 65.
8 | December 9, 2010 9:51am |
In a bid for sustainability, officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have brought in IBM to make the city's water, transportation and waste systems more efficient.
December 13, 2010 7:44am |
Facebook intern Paul Butler samples profile data from 10 million people to create a world map that shows how the modern world is digitally connected.
5 | December 14, 2010 7:49am |
Are we about to reach the holy grail of artificial intelligence -- the ability of computers to compete on game shows?
December 14, 2010 7:31pm |
American companies are moving corporate offices out of the suburbs and back into cities.
6 | December 15, 2010 1:57pm |
New study claims to find link between excess urban lighting and metropolitan air pollution.
6 | December 21, 2010 8:43am |