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.
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
3 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
3D printing is transforming numerous industries. Can it do the same with cities?
April 9, 2013 9:44am |
MELBOURNE -- An urban interventionist is creating temporary structures to encourage residents to reclaim the city's forgotten spaces.
January 9, 2013 2:30am |
Air pollution has become a childhood risk, with levels of deadly pollutants up to 40 times the recommended exposure limit in big cities.
12 | April 25, 2013 10:45am |
And why it's hurting the recycling industry.
54 | May 10, 2013 6:15am |
As we mark World Water Day, it's time to get smarter about water usage.
Sponsored | March 22, 2013 8:05am |
PARIS -- Musical theater from the likes of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Sondheim is seducing Parisians with a little push from one theater's daring director.
May 10, 2013 3:00am |
The Electric Power Research Institute sees drones as a potentially powerful tool to respond to power outages after big storms.
2 | May 15, 2013 11:09am |
Don't go out at night?
2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
Many Americans no longer find home ownership an important step to success.
10 | April 30, 2013 4:39am |
An experimental event hosted by the New Museum in Manhattan expands into a global series of interdisciplinary festivals, suggesting art and culture drive urban innovation.
April 1, 2013 6:54pm |
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's beaches beckon as increasing numbers of U.S. couples plan their weddings south of the border.
1 | April 24, 2013 1:42am |
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 |
Crowdfunding is providing innovative new urban design projects with the capital they need to get started. But can citizens really dictate future city landscapes?
3 | March 26, 2013 3:00am |
Religiously enforce your company values and "focus, focus, focus," the co-chief executive urges.
3 | April 26, 2013 7:22am |
Africa is set to get another built-from-scratch, technology-focused city.
2 | March 5, 2013 4:00am |
Investors made a big bet on the "factories of the future."
2 | April 24, 2013 10:43am |
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 |
The big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
2 | May 12, 2013 7:44pm |
This July, the NYPD will be releasing invisible, odorless, nontoxic gases to better understand how contaminants will disperse in accidents and attacks.
5 | May 5, 2013 10:46pm |