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.
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
4 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
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 |
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 |
Most future population growth will occur in cities. To make them more livable, Kent Larson is developing technologies for shared-use vehicles and tiny apartments that feel twice as big.
1 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
What are the most important advances and discussion points that are changing our cities?
May 22, 2013 10:11am |
The Spanish city of Santander is blanketing streets with wireless sensors to track its every move. But the CEO of a sensor manufacturer says success depends on open data and citizen involvement.
1 | May 9, 2013 3:00am |
There's more bad news for New York City's sharing economy.
1 | May 21, 2013 8:38am |
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 |
The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.
6 | May 7, 2013 3:00am |
Will the fast-approaching World Cup give Sao Paulo residents the free public WiFi they have long been promised?
1 | May 15, 2013 4:54am |
Economists envision future urban centers that spur economic investment and growth. So why is it so difficult to build them?
25 | February 26, 2013 3:00am |
A conceptual art installation in Hong Kong has not only changed the city's skyline, it has changed the mood of its residents and inspired a flood of related products.
1 | May 22, 2013 9:44am |
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 |
Is it down to age and income, or simply as a means to avoid tax?
1 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
MEXICO CITY -- Philanthropy, meet venture capital. In Mexico, investments that offer a tangible social benefit are a growing market.
1 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
Starting up takes blood, sweat, guts and financial help -- but can the city you choose make all the difference?
2 | April 16, 2013 7:21am |
If violence is a virus, can you monitor "sufferers" to prevent further infection?
May 11, 2013 9:00am |
BARCELONA -- Wireless scooters. Facial recognition crowd control. 4G cars. The future of a completely connected city is here, at Mobile World Congress.
1 | February 28, 2013 3:04am |
With data from thousands of cell phones, IBM is creating a better commute.
1 | May 1, 2013 6:36am |
The U.S. airline industry is a leaner operation after years of financial hardship. And that's not boding well for travelers trying to get to and from smaller cities.
2 | May 8, 2013 12:00pm |