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.
Two years ago, Joshua Becker decided to cast off (some of) his possessions to live a minimalist lifestyle. We spoke about what minimalism means, how technology can help us get there and how this...
25 | August 12, 2010 4:00am |
$5 million in funding is in place to install 5,000 EV charging stations in the Bay Area, but they won't come online for another two years, SmartPlanet has learned.
August 11, 2010 3:18pm |
EV viability; butter into biofuel; hydraulic cars; spending and happiness; NY lessons for SF.
August 11, 2010 12:47pm |
Deploying smart city infrastructure is a no brainer on paper. However, the security risks need to be addressed, according to a Forrester Research report.
1 | August 11, 2010 3:00am |
Aggregate electricity usage and the community's top three fuel sources were two major criteria in the list selection.
3 | August 10, 2010 5:03am |
Peak oil provocation; China's factory shutdown; Utah's DeerDeeter; fit cities; urban spatial efficiency.
August 9, 2010 2:10pm |
San Jose's Happy Hollow Park & Zoo claims status as first U.S. amusement park to be LEED Gold-certified.
August 9, 2010 4:41am |
Here's a novel way for China to cut its pollution and smooth its traffic jams.
28 | August 6, 2010 1:33pm |
Free software is now being tested by five U.S. cities.
3 | August 6, 2010 7:24am |
Multifaceted partnership offers another example of how universities, communities and the private sector will pull together toward smarter infrastructure.
1 | August 5, 2010 5:29am |
Astronomer Leon Golub explains the strength of the solar storm. This solar storm was moderate, but more severe ones have the potential to cause wide-spread disruption here on Earth.
3 | August 4, 2010 2:02pm |
The Environmental Protection Agency names the top purchasers of U.S.-generated renewable energy within their Green Power program. Did your company, school, city, state make the list?
August 4, 2010 4:00am |
Carbon Sciences CEO Byron Elton says cleaner energy is a necessary step before clean energy. And it's not just an environmental issue -- it's a national security one, too.
August 4, 2010 3:00am |
During the 2009 swimming season, states and territories closed beaches more than 6,000 times, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. What does that mean for your coastal vacation this...
8 | August 4, 2010 2:00am |
What's the secret to a greener company? And how are corporations faring? GreenOrder's Catherine Potter gives us a peek at the business of corporate sustainability.
1 | August 3, 2010 3:00am |
We spend 90 percent of our time indoors. So why aren't we more concerned about the environment inside a building? Perkins+Will architect Peter Syrett makes the business case.
4 | August 2, 2010 3:00am |
Atlanta's planning director says while the city has fallen behind in green space, sewers and development around the ballpark, it's leading the way in other areas, including getting a 'room full of...
3 | August 2, 2010 2:00am |
More than a third of all counties in the continental United States face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century, according to a new report.
9 | July 29, 2010 7:39am |
IBM and Carnegie Mellon will create a lab to develop infrastructure to revamp cities.
July 28, 2010 9:01pm |
Which U.S. states are leading the way for the smart grid? Here are the top ten, along with how much stimulus they're getting and what they're doing with it.
July 28, 2010 2:19pm |