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.
Iceland is evaluating what it would take to build the world's longest sub-sea electric cable, allowing it to export its geothermal energy to mainland Europe, according to a new report.
9 | March 10, 2011 5:54am |
Biking is gaining popularity in the U.S., but Europe has some amazing bike-friendly cities of their own. Find out which cities are a biker's paradise in Europe.
11 | March 9, 2011 9:17am |
IBM named 24 cities to receive grants for its Smarter Cities Challenge to improve public services. Among those in the U.S.: Boulder, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Newark, Philadelphia, Providence, St....
March 9, 2011 8:14am |
Here's a round-up of recent technologies that can make your smartphone more helpful than the passenger riding shotgun.
March 9, 2011 12:24am |
Hong Kong has far cheaper and faster broadband than US cities. More competition may open things up.
5 | March 8, 2011 6:27pm |
Regenerative medicine breakthrough helped replace damaged sections of five boys urinary tubes. This is the first time scientists have been able to grow organs with a patient's own cells.
1 | March 8, 2011 10:13am |
Utility Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont are proposing to reduce the charge to cities for the LED-enabled and leased lights.
1 | March 8, 2011 4:39am |
Would you share your electricity with a stranger? What if they were an electric car owner? California start-up Xatori Inc. aims to build a community of EV enthusiasts who aren't stingy with their...
4 | March 8, 2011 4:00am |
The savings are big for people in cities who are taking public transportation instead of driving. Find out which cities have the highest transit savings.
8 | March 7, 2011 8:38am |
Washington's Poste takes the extra step to grow, recycle, compost and educate, becoming one of the most environmentally friendly restaurants in Kimpton's portfolio.
3 | March 7, 2011 2:00am |
Local community groups are doing their part to clean up the New York city's image by replacing overflowing trash cans with new self-compacting ones.
3 | March 7, 2011 12:07am |
The Florida Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Rick Scott was well within his means to refuse federally allocated funds -- $2.4 billion -- to build a high-speed rail line in his state.
39 | March 4, 2011 4:05pm |
RFID, NFC, smart cards and smarter systems -- these are the tools behind the fare collection system's of America's biggest public transportation systems. Cubic gives us a peek into a...
2 | March 4, 2011 7:41am |
General Motors detailed sales data this week revealed that only 281 Chevrolet Volts were sold in February, down from 321 in January. There are a few moving parts to consider before making any...
11 | March 4, 2011 6:20am |
A new poll finds that the American public is strongly against subsidizing the construction of new nuclear reactors.
8 | March 3, 2011 4:13pm |
Supermarkets are moving to the suburbs. Researchers at Michigan State University find out why.
10 | March 3, 2011 2:42pm |
An investment into biking infrastructure will reduce Portland's health care costs in the long run, a new study finds.
6 | March 3, 2011 9:56am |
It's a city known for its flashing lights, just not on bikes. But a new city plan could make L.A. a bicycle haven.
March 3, 2011 5:30am |
Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs are great, but can a city dweller who doesn't care about the environment save more energy than a contentious suburbanite? Find out.
3 | March 2, 2011 11:59am |
What are the hurdles to mass adoption of electric vehicles? Price, range, knowledge and even the business model, say experts at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
5 | March 2, 2011 10:07am |