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.
And why it's hurting the recycling industry.
54 | May 10, 2013 6:15am |
Americans don't like cable companies and a new TV startup wants to take advantage.
34 | April 17, 2013 5:56am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
A new ranking measures city characteristics like sprawl, green space, and pollution to determine livability.
23 | July 5, 2012 6:58am |
A new self-sustaining building is now open in Seattle. See what sets it apart from other green buildings.
7 | April 24, 2013 4:00am |
Where would you be happiest living as a young professional?
1 | April 29, 2013 6:10am |
Sandia Labs has decided not to patent the formula for this nonexplosive fertilizer, making it freely available in hopes of saving lives.
24 | April 25, 2013 6:49pm |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
So, how is Google's super-fast Internet going over in Kansas City?
1 | May 6, 2013 1:55pm |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
From the FCC's first-ever gigabit workshop, here are five recommendations from experts about how to build a gigabit network anywhere.
6 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |
The food truck industry is growing, but there are forces bringing it down.
11 | May 7, 2013 10:10am |
A recent survey found the majority of Americans would go solar -- that is, if cost weren't a factor. Turns out, their perception of upfront costs might not align with reality.
61 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
10,000 bicycles will hit the streets in the media capital of the world, but the best study of its success will be in social media.
9 | May 8, 2013 10:02am |
Amtrak's most popular route will soon get locomotive upgrades.
6 | May 14, 2013 12:42pm |
Billions of dollars are being invested in brand new African cities. Here's why that might not be such a good thing.
8 | May 2, 2013 9:59am |
Investors made a big bet on the "factories of the future."
2 | April 24, 2013 10:43am |