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 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 |
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 |
You can finally see how much U.S. hospitals charge.
May 8, 2013 7:20am |
MEXICO CITY -- As the government promises to open up markets long dominated by one or two companies, investors are showing optimism for Mexico's economy. But can competition crush the monopolies?
9 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
The food truck industry is growing, but there are forces bringing it down.
11 | May 7, 2013 10:10am |
Finding ways to maximize space in cities is becoming more than a new design challenge -- it's becoming crucial.
May 7, 2013 6:36am |
As the rural poor in China move to the city, affluent urbanites are moving back to the country.
2 | May 7, 2013 6:36am |
No wonder tensions are easing.
9 | May 7, 2013 4:38am |
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 |
So, how is Google's super-fast Internet going over in Kansas City?
1 | May 6, 2013 1:55pm |
Zipcar's co-founder believes resource sharing can create exponential change.
16 | May 6, 2013 4:39am |
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 |
Staples is making is more conceivable that one day more people will have 3D printers in their homes.
May 3, 2013 7:49am |
Makes horse sound delicious.
11 | May 3, 2013 6:12am |
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 |
BUENOS AIRES -- Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Epoque architecture, Argentina's capital is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
7 | May 3, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Researchers make the green case for ordering groceries from your computer.
6 | May 1, 2013 12:39pm |
Verizon's $100 million clean power project aims to do more than cut carbon emissions and boost its green street cred.
May 1, 2013 9:28am |