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.
To accommodate a rapidly growing population, Panasonic, Accenture and seven other companies will develop a smart town in Fujisawa, Japan.
June 2, 2011 1:20pm |
If you really want to improve consumption of the world's limited resources, support density and information technology in cities, Grist's David Roberts writes.
2 | June 2, 2011 12:33pm |
Philadelphia is set to invest $2 billion in green infrastructure projects over the next 25 years. Find out how it will help clean up the city's water.
June 2, 2011 10:08am |
Toronto is falling behind New York, London and other global cities in transportation planning and investment, Lisa Rochon writes.
1 | June 2, 2011 7:03am |
Japanese officials have approved the construction of a maglev train line between Tokyo and Osaka.
5 | June 2, 2011 6:36am |
From contaminated veggies to a spontaneous drug trial... a very expensive treatment for a rare blood disorder could save the lives of those infected with this kidney-damaging bacterial strain.
June 1, 2011 11:02pm |
New industry-sponsored study finds that 94 percent of Americans have access to plastic bottle recycling resources, a steady increase from previous years.
4 | June 1, 2011 2:57pm |
Forward-thinking city leaders are gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil to discuss how cities can lead the way to a sustainable future. Here are eight cities with inspiring sustainability projects.
3 | June 1, 2011 2:53pm |
While museums and galleries could use lighting technology to significantly reduce energy and labor costs--it costs more than you'd think to change a light bulb--they're moving into the world of...
12 | June 1, 2011 2:00am |
Rental car company claims role in helping consumers test out electric vehicles, including the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.
4 | May 31, 2011 2:10pm |
To battle the urban heat island effect, city officials in Phoenix have approved the installation of a downtown city parking lot made from "cool pavement."
10 | May 31, 2011 8:13am |
London launched a scheme today that will allow electric car drivers to charge their vehicles across the city. A network of 150 more charging stations were added to the city, increasing the total...
2 | May 27, 2011 8:34am |
Mayor ups the stakes with a citywide charging scheme including cheap power and other inducements. Nissan also throws in a perk - if you buy one of their cars, that is.
May 27, 2011 4:40am |
In a recent satellite survey of Egypt, archaeologists have reported the unexpected discovery of as many as 17 lost pyramids.
3 | May 27, 2011 1:45am |
Social commerce is fast becoming a reality, a new survey shows. Forty-two percent of online consumers report that they have employed social media services to evaluate products or to find deals.
1 | May 26, 2011 9:59pm |
Five U.S. cities are reinventing what it means to ride the bus. They're using a system called bus rapid transit. It's gaining in popularity because it's quick and reliable, but for a fraction of...
4 | May 26, 2011 2:40pm |
The new Google Wallet payments program uses near-field communications technology to allow consumers to digitally pay for goods. Will you use it?
1 | May 26, 2011 9:53am |
The Energy Secretary is envisioning practical, long-range and affordable electric vehicles coming to the market by the year 2017.
22 | May 26, 2011 7:53am |
Behind the plug-in electric vehicle lies an array of IT challenges, from business models to technical hurdles. But the result is bright: a car that conducts autonomous maintenance and repair.
6 | May 25, 2011 5:37pm |
Woods Hole, Mass. -- At a lecture here yesterday given to a group of Logan Science Journalism Program fellows, Marine Biological Laboratory Chief Academic and Science Officer and toxicology expert...
14 | May 25, 2011 2:00am |