Smarter Cities

United States

Applied Mathematics To Design The Perfect Future City

"The city is a complex form for which there exists no equivalent in nature...”

Spain

Smart Cities International: Bogota Blooms, E-Deliveries, LGBT Signs

Russia

Smart Cities International: Wearable Berlin, Underwater Future, Open Montreal

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Argentina

Refugees And City Planning, An Unlikely Urbanist Opportunity

The global refugee crisis forces us to rethink city planning and housing, with more focus on assuring people's rights and needs. A chance to actually wind up with more human cities.

China

China And The Ghosts Of "Great Leap Forward" Urbanization

-Analysis- BEIJING — A recent United Nations report predicted that the year 2017 will be the turning point for China's demography. After reaching its peak tha...

India

In India, A Massive Hindu Pilgrimage Is An Urbanism Experiment

Hosting 30 million people in the world's largest pilgrimage, Nashik is a temporary example of "extreme urbanism," and researchers are studying what happens in the process.

Sweden

Smart Cities International: Accessible Sweden, Costa Rican Dreams, Li-Fi

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Colombia

Smart Cities International: Berlin Brainbox, Digital Kiev, Smart Siberia

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Denmark

In Denmark, The World's First Self-Sufficient Green Island

While the average Dane generates more than 10 tons of CO2 each year, a resident on the island of Samso actually spares the planet three. The island chan...

Canada

Smart Cities International: Dubai Robocops, Montreal Snow, Valencia Water

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Panama

Smart Cities International: Magnet Elevators, Disaster Prep, Rate-A-Loo

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United Arab Emirates

Masdar City, Green Desert Paradise Or Disappointing Mirage?

The Solar Impulse flight aims to show that clean technologies exist. Masdar City, the plane's departure site near Abu Dhabi, was set to be the city of the future. What's left of this dream?

United States

Smart Cities International: Algerian Wi-Fi, DIY Urbanism, Honduras Hackathon

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Spain

Smart Cities International: Delhi's Water ATMs, Anti-Noise Gardens, Bogota's Mobile Schools

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Colombia

Bogota Cyclists Go Green, Rolling Over Traffic And Smog

Bogota residents are increasingly braving reckless car drivers, crime and pollution to cycle their way through the Colombian capital. It's one way people are taking back public spaces.

Democratic Republic of Congo

How One African City Is Taking Back The Streets, Literally

Local planners in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are clearing out homes and businesses that encroached over the years along the city's main avenues.

Spain

The Story Of Bilbao: Clean A River, Save The City

Architectural and planning innovations have given new life to Bilbao, Spain, transforming it from a grey post-industrial city into a trendy tourist destination.

Germany

Why Cities Of The Future Will Be So Much Better

Soil-free gardens, pollution-free factories moving back to town. City dwellers will see dramatic changes to life and work. Some bumps for sure, but overall good news for urbanites.

Mexico

Mexico City Stepping Up With 'Green' Mega Airport Terminal

The Mexican capital is revamping its international airport, with a new terminal designed by star architect Norman Foster that will double capacity, save energy and dazzle the eyes.

China

Security Fears Drive Smart Cities Technology In China

BEIJING — This year's China Hi-Tech Fair, held last month in the southern city of Shenzhen, included for the firs...