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.
The Climate Group assumes management for Cisco's Connected Urban Development initiative, even as EPA announces assistance for state capital cities interested in accelerating sustainable design.
June 17, 2010 9:55am |
Another way to see how far the Gulf oil has spread.
June 17, 2010 8:49am |
Survey of 200 federal procurement managers finds scant adoption of project management and technology mandates that could help bring down costs.
June 17, 2010 8:04am |
It's not demand that is making people fat. It's supply.
17 | June 16, 2010 10:45am |
In a national address yesterday, President Obama called for a "national mission" to embrace alternative energy. Is it more than lofty rhetoric?
4 | June 16, 2010 5:00am |
Let's see, is my iPhone more likely to fry my brain than this BlackBerry?
3 | June 16, 2010 4:45am |
Milwaukee wants to be the "Clean Machine Shop to the World." And it's doing so with its old fortÃ©: manufacturing.
June 16, 2010 3:44am |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |
Will Afghanistan's newly found minerals provide new prosperity to the country or give it another reason for war?
19 | June 14, 2010 9:01am |
Contests, open dialogues, partnerships with the private sector and a redesign of USA.gov will bring Americans closer to their government, GSA's associate administrator for innovative technologies...
1 | June 14, 2010 2:00am |
James Cameron, Kevin Costner, scientists, and Smart Planet readers all have ideas on how to either fix the leak or clean up the oil spill in the Gulf. Also, a comedy group made a parody video...
9 | June 11, 2010 1:24pm |
BP is focusing a lot of money and energy on managing the media response to the oil spill. Some say too much money and energy.
4 | June 10, 2010 2:00pm |
Harvard geneticist George Church has ambitious plans to sequence 100,000 genomes through his Personal Genome Project.
3 | June 10, 2010 8:35am |
With the launch of SpaceX's much-delayed but successful Falcon 9 rocket last week, there's been renewed attention given to private space efforts.
10 | June 9, 2010 12:00pm |
The most important fiscal work before America right now is slowing growth in health care costs without impacting patient care. So why are the best reformers being locked-out of government?
7 | June 9, 2010 8:19am |
Osmotic power is years from commercial scale, but a new report indicates that cleantech vendors believe it can provide thousands of terawatts per year of baseload electricity.
16 | June 9, 2010 7:41am |
Two updated funding sources support programs that address energy efficiency, climate change and sustainable living.
June 9, 2010 5:45am |
A vice president at the American Foundation for the Blind says it's important for web designers to understand that making a website accessible for someone who can't see doesnâ€™t mean it can't be...
11 | June 9, 2010 2:00am |
Some customers who asked for DNA tests got the wrong results.
1 | June 8, 2010 11:34pm |
The United States has an atomic waste problem. Nuclear power is a viable source of energy, but radioactive waste is piling up across the nation, with nowhere to go.
76 | June 8, 2010 7:21am |