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.
No wonder tensions are easing.
9 | May 7, 2013 4:38am |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- As the government promises to open up markets long dominated by one or two companies, investors are showing optimism for Mexico's economy. But can competition crush the monopolies?
9 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
Don't go out at night?
2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
Staples is making is more conceivable that one day more people will have 3D printers in their homes.
May 3, 2013 7:49am |
Many Americans no longer find home ownership an important step to success.
10 | April 30, 2013 4:39am |
BARCELONA -- Ear plugs that you can actually hear through. Cubes of silence in the middle of busy squares. Peace from the city racket is coming to a Spanish city near you.
2 | May 13, 2013 3:06am |
With data from thousands of cell phones, IBM is creating a better commute.
1 | May 1, 2013 6:36am |
Chinese owned companies are buying up engineering talent in Detroit and may soon ship cars in the United States.
3 | May 12, 2013 8:33pm |
Graham Hill's "One Size Fits All" apartment can quickly convert into a dining hall, multi-bedroom sleeping quarters, home theater and much, much more.
3 | July 12, 2012 5:15am |
Republic Wireless offers unlimited calls, texting, and data for $19/month, trusting its customers to switch to wifi whenever it's available.
4 | February 5, 2012 4:43pm |
As more architects and builders embrace the benefits of building information modeling, the days of old-fashioned CAD and marked-up drawings are numbered.
6 | February 13, 2013 3:00am |
Applications and social media services for exploring unknown places can be a boon for travelers -- but only if they enable real discovery.
April 25, 2013 3:00am |
The Republic of Kiribati may be the first nation forced to evacuate due to climate change.
24 | March 14, 2012 5:30am |
Newly released footage offers a rare glimpse of the "Keret house," an architectural marvel measuring a mere three feet in width.
1 | October 23, 2012 4:30am |
The average person drinks a mere 5 cups per YEAR there. But pushers like Nestle and Starbucks could soon turn a nation of 1.3 billion people into addicts. Mwahahahahaha!
3 | May 3, 2013 4:27am |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
The Swedish furniture giant and innovative prefab design studio ideabox collaborate on the American version of a flat.
28 | March 1, 2012 4:49pm |
Singapore is slated to lead per-capita income in 2050. Who else made the list?
7 | August 19, 2012 5:18pm |
Fresh-faced grads and young professionals are bypassing Wall Street for a chance to work at a tech startup.
April 29, 2013 8:37am |