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.
After a successful Denver rollout, the company plans 15 additional sites by 3Q 2011.
1 | February 10, 2011 3:07pm |
SmartPlanet has been nominated for a 2011 Jesse H. Neal Award for our "The Future Of..." video series.
February 10, 2011 1:19pm |
The ideal of living among the natural world is popular among traditional environmentalists. But is it more green to live among concrete than trees?
13 | February 10, 2011 12:10pm |
As the sprawl of power-hungry data farms has given way to full-blown data cities, environmental groups worry that the IT industry will become even more of an emissions beast.
1 | February 10, 2011 12:04pm |
U.S. News & World Report offers its list of the 10 best cities for public transportation. Did your city make the list? You might be surprised.
33 | February 10, 2011 8:52am |
Navigating cities in a car can be challenging for older people. Fortunately, two cities are planning specifically with seniors and people of all ability levels in mind.
1 | February 9, 2011 2:30pm |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Solving Cities. From urbanism to infrastructure to government 2.0 to green building, contributor Tyler Falk will bring us the latest news and help us...
1 | February 9, 2011 2:22pm |
U.S. vice president Joe Biden announced a $53 billion, six-year plan for a national high-speed rail network that will place HSR "on equal footing" with other surface transportation programs.
23 | February 9, 2011 8:24am |
The number of technology job openings has doubled over the past year in the Detroit metropolitan area, leading all other North American cities.
1 | February 9, 2011 7:57am |
Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" Super Bowl commercial was impressive. But it's not another car that will make Detroit a thriving city. It's urban density.
13 | February 9, 2011 6:18am |
Chrysler ran a high-profile advertisement during the Super Bowl that finished with the tagline, "Imported from Detroit." Critics say the company has no right to use its beleaguered hometown for...
13 | February 8, 2011 8:01am |
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden announced today that they have developed a compressed air hybrid engine that would allow buses to cut fuel consumption by 60 percent.
6 | February 7, 2011 2:05pm |
The problem with megacities? It's difficult for governments to manage them. McKinsey Global Institute researchers explain the problems cities will face -- and offer solutions for the future.
February 7, 2011 7:20am |
Urban designers "can't cut away from a city's past," says Philadelphia planner David Gouverneur.
2 | February 7, 2011 6:37am |
A brutal winter means snow plows are working overtime. SmartPlanet looks at what's new in truck technology and why we could see beet juice on our icy streets in the future.
2 | February 7, 2011 2:00am |
Unemployment and underemployment remain persistently high, while at the same time, jobs go begging at companies across the world. Why the disconnect? This weird gap keeps growing.
23 | February 4, 2011 2:34pm |
By funding high-profile smart cities projects, the high-tech giant hopes to establish real-world proof points for -- and demonstrations of -- its collaboration technologies.
February 3, 2011 4:47am |
Collectively, these top Green Power Partners purchase 13.5 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually, and that amount is growing.
1 | February 2, 2011 7:39am |
I took a ride on the Maglev Train in Shanghai. The trip was short, only lasting less than 15 minutes. The train uses magnetic levitation technology to get people from town to the airport in record...
3 | February 2, 2011 4:00am |
SmartPlanet contributing editor Boonsri Dickinson took a ride on the Maglev Train in Shanghai. The trip was short, only lasting less than 15 minutes. The train uses magnetic levitation technology...
8 | February 1, 2011 3:52pm