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.
Citibank's new, high-tech Hong Kong "smart banking" branch is packed with LED screens, displays embedded in the walls and wireless Internet connectivity.
December 17, 2010 7:30am |
IBM and Telvent will bring advanced traffic prediction and mobility technology to small cities.
December 17, 2010 6:46am |
With the first Baby Boomer set to turn 65 next year, the transportation industry should be preparing for a senior boom. ITNAmerica devised a solution that combines volunteer efforts with a...
4 | December 16, 2010 4:00am |
American companies are moving corporate offices out of the suburbs and back into cities.
6 | December 15, 2010 1:57pm |
India and Japan have announced plans to construct two dozen green cities in the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. The targets: transportation, cities, energy and China.
December 15, 2010 7:16am |
Life Technologies announces the launch of its Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM) sequencers. Costing 10 times less than most other DNA sequencing machines, the Ion PGM will make it possible for...
2 | December 14, 2010 11:59pm |
Are we about to reach the holy grail of artificial intelligence -- the ability of computers to compete on game shows?
December 14, 2010 7:31pm |
Facebook intern Paul Butler samples profile data from 10 million people to create a world map that shows how the modern world is digitally connected.
5 | December 14, 2010 7:49am |
Kristianstad, Sweden uses almost no fossil fuels. Instead, it uses waste -- from manure to kitchen scraps to animal byproducts -- for energy.
1 | December 13, 2010 9:03am |
In a bid for sustainability, officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have brought in IBM to make the city's water, transportation and waste systems more efficient.
December 13, 2010 7:44am |
U.S. News & World Report named the urban planner as one of the top 50 careers of 2011, forecasting "strong growth" for the position in the next decade.
6 | December 13, 2010 6:30am |
A recent pubic safety survey from Federal Signal shows Americans are unprepared, and that the majority want to be notified of an emergency not by texting, but by the trusty telephone or TV.
2 | December 13, 2010 2:00am |
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that he has signed the Giving Pledge, a promise among the wealthy to give away at least half of their holdings by the age of 65.
8 | December 9, 2010 9:51am |
Should American cities outsource public parks to the private sector? Journalist John Stossel and architect Shirley Kressel debate the merits of the corporate Common.
7 | December 9, 2010 8:56am |
An analysis from Ernst & Young provides predictive guidance for businesses that haven't yet released a corporate sustainability report -- or that are looking to improve the quality of existing...
December 9, 2010 4:03am |
The U.S. Department of Energy will award $21 million in technical assistance for reducing energy used by commercial buildings.
1 | December 8, 2010 8:49am |
At COP16 in Cancun, energy management software firm Hara announced a multi-million dollar deal with ADWEA, the utility of Abu Dhabi. On tap: $3 billion in savings.
December 8, 2010 7:09am |
Cracker Barrel and ECOtality team up to charge electric vehicles at 24 roadside restaurants in Tennessee. Will comfort food make Americans more comfy with EVs?
6 | December 7, 2010 4:00am |
As the population exodus continues toward megacity centers, the Forum for the Future offers insight and planning tips for smart city planners.
21 | December 3, 2010 5:24am |
GE researchers say their new dual battery system combines the best of lithium and sodium batteries to help electric fleet vehicles perform better and cost less.
5 | December 2, 2010 8:32am |