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.
Britain plans to curb "binge flying" by limiting growth at Heathrow Airport. Here in the United States, the FAA is taking a more technology-driven approach to the problem.
6 | July 2, 2010 5:18am |
Several U.S. states can reach grid parity between 2014 and 2018, energy experts said at the REFF--Wall Street conference in New York City.
7 | July 1, 2010 7:03am |
At the REFF--Wall Street forum in New York City, cleantech experts discussed the state of the industry and outlined seven renewable energy targets for 2020.
1 | July 1, 2010 6:30am |
A crime prevention police unit taps high-tech tools to reduce the crime rate in East Orange, New Jersey.
3 | June 30, 2010 5:09pm |
3-D simulation game helps municipal planners -- and anyone else -- understand the consequences of development strategies on your community.
3 | June 30, 2010 8:49am |
The City of Light aims to make renewable energy fashionable, with the help of its famous river. Paris asks power companies to design turbines to capture the Seine's currents.
7 | June 30, 2010 4:00am |
Its IPO is great news for the auto industry -- but what about manufacturing, sales and repairs?
June 30, 2010 12:01am |
Virgin America flew its first international flight today, from LAX to SFO and onward to Toronto, where a launch party with rapper Drake will be held.
June 29, 2010 4:39pm |
Ongoing energy-efficiency efforts slash another $27 million from tech giant's electricity costs in 2009.
June 29, 2010 1:19pm |
The future of renewable energy is in the microprocessor, and natural gas will help smooth the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, a top cleantech exec says.
1 | June 29, 2010 12:26pm |
Honeywell Building Solutions is orchestrating more than $100 million worth of similar projects funded with ARRA money.
June 29, 2010 5:45am |
Proof-of-concept centers; immortal jellyfish; Manhattan project 2.0; corporate transit stations; destroy Detroit to save it?
June 28, 2010 12:19pm |
It would not be hard to get Happy Meals inside the Santa Clara law. Make low fat milk the standard drink, cut back a bit on salting the fries, and you're done.
32 | June 28, 2010 7:45am |
General Motors intends to redefine transportation with the electric vehicle. Here are eight ways smart cities can help, according to Britta Gross, GM's infrastructure chief.
5 | June 25, 2010 6:46am |
The company said that Cisco CEO John Chambers met with Russia president Dmitry Medvedev to go over "collaborative initiatives."
June 23, 2010 1:34pm |
Will charging all our electric cars overload the grid? What is Best Buy doing building charging stations? And why do we need to keep an eye on EV progress in China?
11 | June 23, 2010 2:00am |
By increasing its use of telematics in delivery trucks, UPS has found ways to cut fuel use by up to 25 gallons per driver annually.
3 | June 22, 2010 5:25am |
Scientists at the Colorado School of Mines built a cheap detection system for landmines. The same system could be used to monitor our fragile infrastructure.
5 | June 21, 2010 6:24am |
I'm a convert to electric cars.
35 | June 21, 2010 12:01am |
Ex-Seagate CEO Bill Watkins, now leading LED light bulb manufacturer Bridgelux, says he's hell-bent on putting GE, Philips and Osram Sylvania out of business.
8 | June 18, 2010 6:24am |