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.
Test tube babies; Van Halen business advice; Brooklyn's LEED Silver mall; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; nuclear reactor shut down.
1 | February 24, 2010 1:59pm |
German automaker BMW has announced that it is preparing its Leipzig factory to manufacture electric vehicles.
1 | February 24, 2010 12:15pm |
Is the "Dickensian gloom" of a high-density urban community better or worse than the sprawl of a suburban community? The debate over the merits of smart growth simmers between two experts.
8 | February 22, 2010 11:57am |
General Motors said it will invest more than $494 million in three U.S. plants to produce the next generation of its fuel-efficient Ecotec engine.
3 | February 19, 2010 9:53am |
MIT has launched a project to create images in three dimensional space. The idea is challenging, but researchers think the ultra-tiny computing technologies exist to pull it off.
February 19, 2010 9:18am |
Green Houston is in a race with the future, and the big news is that it's running it.
2 | February 18, 2010 9:06am |
Bank of the future; conflict computers; pig lung transplants; smarter RNA; Boulder well-being.
February 17, 2010 1:00pm |
Houston, the Energy Capital of the World, is making moves to become the electric car capital of the nation.
5 | February 17, 2010 9:02am |
British Airways and the Solena Group announced on Monday a partnership to establish Europe's first sustainable jet-fuel plant and convert trash into jet fuel.
3 | February 16, 2010 7:58am |
There's no shortage of discussion about climate change. But it's not often that the conversation shifts to how the world's poorest could be affected by global warming.
19 | February 16, 2010 4:00am |
A plan to reduce rowdiness and increase 'study' time on long bus rides means our kids are spending yet more hours staring at a screen.
7 | February 15, 2010 4:00am |
EPA extends support for pilot projects focused on smarter transportation and clean water systems in discrete communities.
February 12, 2010 3:28am |
Promoting the idea that being zero (at least when it comes to carbon footprints) is a pretty cool thing
Most people can't be expected to change their energy consumption if they can't visualize the impact. That's where Zerofootprint Software steps in.
February 11, 2010 7:59am |
Ford's new compressed natural gas-powered Transit Connect might be just what city streets need when it comes to fuel-efficient, on-demand transportation.
3 | February 9, 2010 1:21pm |
A proposed solar skin concept could transform Sydney's ugliest building into an energy-efficient attraction.
3 | February 9, 2010 12:11pm |
A former Apple engineer used information from Facebook's massive user database to discover the "real" borders of the United States of America.
February 9, 2010 8:43am |
World-traveler and mystery-solver, this investigative journalist says in the history he uncovers, he finds lessons for today.
4 | February 9, 2010 4:00am |
A suburb of Paris, France is using sewage pipes to power a heating system that keeps its swimming pools warm year-round.
2 | February 8, 2010 2:32pm |
A new power plant to be built in California will be the first in the nation to set a limit on its carbon dioxide output.
5 | February 8, 2010 1:23pm |
While Los Angeles city officials draft a plan to renovate the city's lacking bicycle lanes to better address riders, one group has suggested an alternative that allows bikes their own network of...
1 | February 8, 2010 12:56pm |