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.
Top chief executives of multinational companies gathered at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting to discuss how sustainability affects the bottom line.
1 | September 26, 2011 8:23am |
The AutoTram could substitute both diesel buses and light rail lines in urban centers, cleaning up both air and visual pollution in the process.
3 | September 25, 2011 2:04pm |
A man from Kenya finds that he'd like to bring some farming to Oakland, so he hooks up sensors to his plants and nourishes his garden with fish excrement.
September 25, 2011 4:00am |
The Urbee is a two-seater hybrid car that features a 3-D printed exterior and some serious fuel efficiency.
10 | September 22, 2011 6:00am |
At IBM's Think global leadership summit in New York, MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito urged corporate leaders to embrace serendipity.
2 | September 22, 2011 4:48am |
Using robots, two architects and professors in Zurich push the limits of computer and digital fabrication in design and construction.
1 | September 21, 2011 7:25pm |
At the annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative, U.S. president Barack Obama urged Congress to take a page from the NGO handbook and collaborate to spark growth.
5 | September 21, 2011 1:24pm |
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton joined Mexican president Felipe Calderon, South African president Jacob Zuma and others in an all-star panel discussion on how climate change can be managed at...
1 | September 20, 2011 9:51am |
In an effort to help officials measure emissions -- and their impacts -- researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have built a mobile research facility to measure greenhouse gases.
2 | September 20, 2011 4:00am |
Washington, D.C.-based telecom company Telegeography has published a map of the undersea cables that physically connect the world's Internet.
September 19, 2011 9:29am |
Pilot rollout is latest stage of the pharmacy chain's efforts to reduce energy consumption across its operations.
2 | September 19, 2011 8:49am |
Scientific advancements will help us live to 100 and beyond. With so many elderly people around, how will society cope? Author Sonia Arrison weighs in at The Economist's Human Potential conference.
16 | September 15, 2011 4:56am |
Companies in search of talent are looking to women for help. But who will help them succeed? Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett sounds off at The Economist's Human Potential conference.
2 | September 15, 2011 3:13am |
GE's new jet engine-inspired natural gas turbine doesn't require water and can operate independently from the power grid. Desert islanders rejoice!
1 | September 14, 2011 2:03pm |
Globalization has caused a sudden and wide rift in the world labor market. But who will pick up the pieces? Experts discuss at The Economist's Human Potential conference.
7 | September 14, 2011 1:14pm |
The giant beverage company continues to experiment with many different designs in its drive to have more than 750 clean vehicles on U.S. roads by yearend 2011.
1 | September 13, 2011 10:27am |
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2011, Ford and Bug Labs unveiled an in-car open source research platform that allows developers to write software for anything, from fuel efficiency meters to location-based...
1 | September 12, 2011 11:58am |
The New York Times rethinks the morning routine with a futuristic kitchen table and bathroom mirror.
6 | September 8, 2011 4:23am |
Tracing a recent trend to brand and market condominiums with the name of the starchitect who designed them.
2 | August 31, 2011 5:20pm |
With significant rainfall comes significant runoff, carrying with it pesticides, sewage and oil. And it also disturbs sediment.
3 | August 30, 2011 3:15pm |