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.
With data from thousands of cell phones, IBM is creating a better commute.
1 | May 1, 2013 6:36am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Will poor smart meter security result in hackers being able to blackout neighborhoods on a whim?
2 | April 30, 2013 10:48am |
After a year of testing, Twitter has opened up its improved ad platform to all U.S. businesses. Now what about the rest of the world?
3 | April 30, 2013 9:31am |
NerdWallet analyzed 43 of the largest cities in the U.S. and picked the top 10 best ones for young entrepreneurs to live in.
April 30, 2013 7:14am |
The poobahs of Pyongyang decide that internet access isn't a good idea after all. Still, subscribers are growing.
April 30, 2013 5:05am |
Many Americans no longer find home ownership an important step to success.
10 | April 30, 2013 4:39am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
From the FCC's first-ever gigabit workshop, here are five recommendations from experts about how to build a gigabit network anywhere.
6 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Fresh-faced grads and young professionals are bypassing Wall Street for a chance to work at a tech startup.
April 29, 2013 8:37am |
Where would you be happiest living as a young professional?
1 | April 29, 2013 6:10am |
From clown bikes, to hard core commuters, Google's bike culture is like no other.
1 | April 29, 2013 4:42am |
Religiously enforce your company values and "focus, focus, focus," the co-chief executive urges.
3 | April 26, 2013 7:22am |
A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |
Sandia Labs has decided not to patent the formula for this nonexplosive fertilizer, making it freely available in hopes of saving lives.
24 | April 25, 2013 6:49pm |
Air pollution has become a childhood risk, with levels of deadly pollutants up to 40 times the recommended exposure limit in big cities.
12 | April 25, 2013 10:45am |
Applications and social media services for exploring unknown places can be a boon for travelers -- but only if they enable real discovery.
April 25, 2013 3:00am |
HONG KONG -- Alarming at the time, the deadly virus left the Hong Kong public with cleaner habits and greater preparedness for future outbreaks.
1 | April 25, 2013 3:00am |
Investors made a big bet on the "factories of the future."
2 | April 24, 2013 10:43am |
A new self-sustaining building is now open in Seattle. See what sets it apart from other green buildings.
7 | April 24, 2013 4:00am |