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1 | June 24, 2011 1:13pm |
The "By the City/For the City" program is crowdsourcing ideas to improve New York City. Here are 10 of our favorites.
6 | June 24, 2011 9:27am |
Car rental company Hertz is rolling out electric bicycles for hire in London. Will e-bikes undercut the human-powered Barclay bikes?
2 | June 23, 2011 1:40pm |
Philadelphia's transit authority, SEPTA, is evaluating the use of a one-way fare on its regional rail transit system. Can it work?
2 | June 22, 2011 8:03am |
Details still sketchy, but first units will be deployed this summer.
5 | June 22, 2011 5:11am |
Facing potential double-digit increases in energy costs, more facilties owners are embracing energy management measures.
2 | June 21, 2011 1:08pm |
When did cities become so reliant upon state and federal governments for money to operate essential services? SmartPlanet editor Andrew Nusca digs in.
18 | June 21, 2011 6:55am |
When it comes to the pollution in our air, emissions aren't only to blame.
3 | June 21, 2011 4:00am |
Norwegian utility lands major supply of membranes that generate electricity where fresh water meets salt water. NASA, DOE, Hydro-Quebec, post-nuclear Japan show interest in this CO2-free technology.
2 | June 20, 2011 2:35pm |
What we're reading: 3D printing; synthetic biology; odor-eating fabric; Miami urban planning; Stockholm's green seaport.
June 20, 2011 1:21pm |
New study from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics suggests than some companies get more credit than they deserve, including Apple and Google.
7 | June 20, 2011 5:02am |
An extraordinary vision for sustainable transportation in Los Angeles ties together public transit, employment, quality of life and pollution concerns. Will it work?
3 | June 17, 2011 7:23am |
At the OnMobile 2011 Summit in Redwood City, Calif., software developers explain how they are using the geographical location of mobile phones to deliver personalized ads to consumers.
1 | June 16, 2011 1:05pm
What we're reading: Toyota Prius v test drive; Tappan Zee crumbles; Amtrak competition; tech for the classroom; entrepreneurial designers.
2 | June 16, 2011 12:54pm |
Quebec is moving to deploy Canada's first public electric vehicle charging network by 2012.
2 | June 16, 2011 7:24am |
Developed in the UK, the cards could be especially useful for medical emergencies in rural countries that lack infrastructure, but would it work in "network- and mobile-centric" America?
6 | June 16, 2011 1:28am |
The food and beverage company has scored its first LEED designation for one of its European operations.
1 | June 14, 2011 10:59am |
What we're reading: lie-detecting ATMs; New York: design capital?; Bill Gates and the developing world; CEO psychopaths; American job creation.
June 14, 2011 9:36am |
China wants to build a rail network that would connect the country to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
11 | June 14, 2011 8:21am |
Should cities revive themselves through high-rise skyscrapers or historic preservation of housing stock? Architecture critic Inga Saffron writes that it's complicated.
3 | June 14, 2011 8:10am |