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.
Amsterdam is giving away parking and electricity to electric car owners, part of a broad plan to cut emissions from automobiles and canal boats.
9 | May 9, 2011 9:26am |
Alcoa's new green building panel can self-clean by breaking down smog-causing pollutants in cities to be washed away by rain.
12 | May 9, 2011 7:44am |
When hackers revealed a bug in Apple's iPhone software that "tracked" users' locations, the company was roundly chastised. But what about carriers? How much do they know about their customers?
13 | May 6, 2011 2:14pm |
The "Live Near Your Work" program in Washington, D.C. will award up to $12,000 to residents if they move closer to public transit or their workplace. Would you take the money?
25 | May 6, 2011 8:09am |
Can the world feed 10 billion people? As economists and demographers come to terms with a rapidly growing population, so must the agriculture industry -- and the policy that regulates it.
25 | May 6, 2011 7:39am |
Map reveals where not to live if you want to stay out of the way of nature's wrath.
26 | May 6, 2011 12:00am |
Iceland, a country of 318,000 people, generates all its electricity from renewables. It could be on the verge of helping giant India map out a geothermal future.
1 | May 5, 2011 11:43am |
SunReports CEO Tom Dinkel says solar energy installations lack true connectivity with the smart grid. We talk to him about monitoring and the threat of silent failure in solar.
4 | May 5, 2011 8:24am |
Company gives out grants of $10,000 each to 40 different universities.
May 5, 2011 4:03am |
Fiber Optic researchers who have been experimenting with new and faster data technology report record-breaking results.
May 4, 2011 11:49pm |
Intel's new three-dimensional Tri-Gate transistors sustain Moore's Law and promise smarter cars, hospitals, wind turbines, spacecraft, phones and oh yeah -- computers.
6 | May 4, 2011 10:56am |
UPS? FedEx? No. The kingmakers of logistics work in the shadows to make globalization -- and sustainability -- possible. Starting with the barcode. Meet GS1.
May 4, 2011 10:22am |
A new survey finds that U.S. mayors want more bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
5 | May 4, 2011 10:10am |
For the first time in almost two decades, the United States has become a net exporter of fuel.
38 | May 3, 2011 9:49am |
Car sharing company Zipcar will partner with Equity Residential to expand its presence in apartment buildings in New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Seattle.
1 | May 3, 2011 9:02am |
More than 60 cities large and small hope to save up to 45 percent on lighting costs through smarter streetlights.
1 | May 3, 2011 8:49am |
A green-building certification process more rigorous than LEED requires that buildings collect their own energy and water. But can it work in the city?
2 | May 2, 2011 10:05am |
International lighting designers gathered in trendy Milan, where they were incandescent over the banning of traditional bulbs
21 | May 2, 2011 9:54am |
U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies topped $1.14 billion in the first quarter of 2011, a 54 percent increase from the same time a year ago. Leading the way: solar.
May 2, 2011 8:08am |
OTG CEO Rick Blatstein is converting airport holding areas from what he says looks like root canal waiting rooms to places where passengers are treated like kings and queens.
2 | May 2, 2011 2:00am |