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.
PARIS -- San Francisco mayor Ed Lee visits the French capital to sign a new pact reinforcing the partnership between the two digital sister cities begun in 2006
June 7, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Cities like Tijuana and Guadalajara haven't followed the capital's lead in trying to clean up their skies. And residents may not know what they're breathing.
4 | June 19, 2013 3:04am |
Cities in North America and Europe will continue to be the most competitive cities in 2025.
June 5, 2013 9:38am |
Citi is paying $41 million to brand some bikes. Here's why it's worth it.
2 | May 30, 2013 1:52pm |
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
9 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
Here's why suburbanites aren't interested in new commuter rail systems.
1 | June 19, 2013 1:36pm |
Venture capital firmsâ€”and the high-tech startups they supportâ€”have historically concentrated in suburban office parks. VC dollars are now flowing to more urban locales.
1 | June 19, 2013 10:02am |
In the long term, the proposals are expected to change the look of the city.
6 | June 13, 2013 4:55am |
This year will see the rise of emerging markets as destination cities.
May 29, 2013 2:27pm |
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 |
NYC is attempting to curb the printing of 3D guns before it truly begins -- but may be fighting a lost cause.
2 | June 14, 2013 2:11am |
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 |
MEXICO CITY -- A public hospital adds a facade that devours smog in a city adding 600 new cars a day.
5 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
Power has become a public commodity for smartphone users in Manhattan with newly installed solar charging stations that are emerging in New York City parks.
June 18, 2013 6:46pm |
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.
10 | May 8, 2013 10:02am |
A bike courier service that delivers right to the consumer's door is being tested in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
1 | June 18, 2013 3:00am |
Will a lack of financing stifle Berlin's startup scene?
June 11, 2013 11:19am |
Bike-sharing gains traction in American cities, as its model has proved successful around the world.
3 | May 30, 2013 3:10am |
While high-profile, low-rise public housing has failed in Brooklyn, C.C. Sullivan sees a successful model in Boston for adapting old buildings to create livable low-income homes.
16 | June 5, 2013 3:00am |
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 |