SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
The number of anti-pollution protests in China are rising rapidly. Some protests find success - but at what cost?
1 | July 28, 2012 3:03pm |
Should businesses in the West have enough political power to potentially change law?
14 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
Annual report preparation forces discipline upon executives to focus on priorities and risks, and build consensus for corporate action and investor participation. Good for government leaders as well?
8 | July 5, 2012 2:30pm |
Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, Calif., is taking the government's role in renewable energy to a new level in a bid to make his city "the solar energy capital of the world."
10 | March 4, 2013 3:32pm |
Proposed visa changes focus on areas in Japan hit particularly hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
2 | April 19, 2013 5:36am |
Using about $1,000 worth of equipment, researchers were able to "spoof" a GPS receiver to take control of an unmanned aircraft.
20 | July 5, 2012 5:20am |
The United States Department of Transportation plans to examine the effectiveness of connected vehicle technology that enables cars to communicate with each other.
6 | June 20, 2012 12:37pm |
MI5 has been forced to abandon a multi-million pound IT project due to safety worries for intelligence agents.
May 13, 2013 4:21am |
Chinese owned companies are buying up engineering talent in Detroit and may soon ship cars in the United States.
3 | May 12, 2013 8:33pm |
Israel Electric has taken on hackers in a new way: by opening a "cyber gym" to give cybercrime combatants the opportunity to practice.
May 11, 2013 7:59am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Buenos Aires is betting that its techies can help turn the city into an innovation hub and open the government to the masses. Can a hundred programmers do that over a weekend?
May 18, 2012 3:00am |
In-flight Wi-Fi connectionsâ€”when they're availableâ€”tend to be slow and expensive. The FCC introduced a proposal that could help speed up service and push prices lower.
May 10, 2013 9:02am |
Wind power advocates are concerned that community-driven renewable energy projects could be squashed.
May 1, 2013 2:32am |
The Spanish city of Santander is blanketing streets with wireless sensors to track its every move. But the CEO of a sensor manufacturer says success depends on open data and citizen involvement.
1 | May 9, 2013 3:00am |
10,000 bicycles will hit the streets in the media capital of the world, but the best study of its success will be in social media.
9 | May 8, 2013 10:02am |
Work for the U.S. government? You may not have seen the last of controversial body scanners.
15 | February 13, 2013 6:41am |
Six federal agencies announce more than $200 million in new commitments to big data technology, seeking ways to harness massive data sets for innovation, national security and education.
2 | March 29, 2012 2:45pm |
South Africans have fought corruption for generations, but a new cohort of anti-corruption activists are going online. Corruption Watch looks to empower citizens to fight local graft.
1 | April 2, 2013 3:00am |