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.
Cisco is working with the city of Holyoke, Mass. to begin several pilot programs to help redevelop the city. On tap: smart security, education, healthcare and government.
October 20, 2010 7:37am |
Now that China is the world's second largest economy, it's no surprise that a booming language immersion program has seen a 300 percent growth in demand for Mandarin Chinese.
25 | October 20, 2010 2:00am |
Viral cities; waterproof LED implants; Chicago urban farm; cities without water; kitchen design.
October 19, 2010 1:29pm |
IBM uses simulation to teach smart city planning, while the MiniMonos community uses games to help shape children's habits with respect to the environment.
5 | October 19, 2010 5:40am |
The risk of powerful and destructive tsunamis in earthquake-prone zones like Los Angeles and Kingston is higher than previously thought, according to new research by geologists who studied this...
2 | October 19, 2010 4:00am |
A partnership between Cisco, Duke Energy and Charlotte Center City Partners is part of a city-wide push to conserve energy and teach residents the benefits of doing so.
2 | October 18, 2010 2:00am |
A proposed installation outside of Abu Dhabi would harness the power of more than a thousand blade-less, waving stalks.
6 | October 15, 2010 3:00pm |
Investment in smarter infrastructure for the nation's power grid is not only justified, but critical to halting system-wide failures, veterans of the utility industry said on Tuesday.
4 | October 15, 2010 8:58am |
Perception study finds Johnson & Johnson boasts best reputation for social responsibility and points up need for better definitions around the notion of business sustainability.
October 14, 2010 2:19pm |
Are you a heavy cell phone user? Some experts discuss the risks of using cell phones.
6 | October 14, 2010 12:22pm |
The city of Des Moines is using part of a popular bicycle trail to test bioasphalt developed by an Iowa State University researcher.
October 13, 2010 1:40pm |
Cisco recently launched its Umi home telepresence system with the aim to "change the way we are able to be together with family and friends." How long before this goes mainstream?
2 | October 11, 2010 4:40am |
Voltaic Systems has introduced a line up of backpacks that have integrated solar cells for charging portable electronics.
1 | October 8, 2010 1:47pm |
The difference between American and European health care costs is not due to smoking.
11 | October 8, 2010 8:27am |
The Australian government is partnering with IBM to develop the nation's first commercial-scale smart grid.
October 8, 2010 8:14am |
Overall, the West rules in volume of social media-savvy residents. Could it be those longer distances?
1 | October 7, 2010 1:42pm |
Tufts University is bringing together a multidisciplinary team that will be trained to deal with the complexities surrounding human, animal and environmental health.
October 7, 2010 4:00am |
New York's Con Edison is a dichotomy of new and old: The roots of its massive urban infrastructure can be dated back to Thomas Edison, but it's also on the forefront of smart grid technology.
October 6, 2010 6:05pm |
Cisco's new Umi brings lifelike, high-definition telepresence to the home, the hospital room and the classroom. It may change these industries forever.
October 6, 2010 10:37am |
In a new report, California and Texas dominate the cleantech jobs market. Meanwhile, Massachusetts and Colorado are gaining ground.
October 6, 2010 5:30am |