Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
BUENOS AIRES -- Just across the Rio de la Plata from Argentina, Uruguay is aiming to become a world leader in wind and other renewable energy by 2015. Can it meet such an aggressive timetable?
2 | December 28, 2012 3:00am |
In the past decade Africa trails only South Asia as the region with the largest mobile growth rate.
4 | December 27, 2012 2:38pm |
The world's longest high-speed rail line travels over 1,400 miles in eight hours.
12 | December 27, 2012 6:38am |
Energy analyst Chris Nelder looks into his crystal ball to see what 2013 holds for oil and natural gas prices.
22 | December 26, 2012 3:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- A new book and related traveling exhibition celebrate 20th century Argentine industrial design.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:00am |
The marquee message: Alternative, safer nuclear reactors are the key to a carbon-free energy future.
5 | December 18, 2012 5:18am |
Without it, geopolitical instability could bring financial ruin, warns the former boss of the International Energy Agency.
17 | December 17, 2012 4:46am |
A new book explores the evolution of zoos, debates between pro- and anti-zoo advocates and the 'performance' of zoos.
1 | December 17, 2012 3:00am |
For the first time, China's patent office is the largest in the world.
December 11, 2012 9:04am |
Condoms designed by researchers at the University of Washington protect against pregnancy, prevent HIV, and dissolve after being used.
2 | December 9, 2012 7:25pm |
Climate change has put a damper on the United States's winter sports industry and the communities that depend on it.
5 | December 9, 2012 2:17pm |
PARIS -- French architectural innovation lab looks to chimneys to save energy and decrease emissions, winning nod from City Hall in annual competition.
2 | December 7, 2012 3:00am |
The United Nations highlights nine projects that are good for the climate and the economy in developing countries.
5 | December 6, 2012 12:10pm |
Beware unintended consequences! Pervasive use could undermine efficiency gains.
85 | December 5, 2012 4:14am |
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, "resilient" is seen as the new green by a budding architectural movement, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan.
5 | December 5, 2012 4:06am |
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has challenged New Yorkers to reinvent the humble payphone.
1 | December 5, 2012 3:14am |
Wants to grow them for food and oxygen. Maybe it's time to change our name to SmartPlanets - plural. Martian melanzana, anyone?
2 | December 4, 2012 9:03am |
Japan is looking to develop smart city technology for energy security and profit.
December 4, 2012 8:41am |
Want to know where that food product came from? Pull out your smartphone and point at it, advises IBM's Paul Chang.
Sponsored | 1 | December 4, 2012 6:43am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about urban planning.
1 | December 3, 2012 12:58am |