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Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality. But critics question the motive behind the development of offshore cities, fearing they could become tax havens for the rich.
A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.
If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider Norway’s capital. Oslo’s latest budget seeks a clean-energy future while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2020.
Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made its debut.
The online property database Zillow issued a report this week that suggests sea-level rise could cause almost $1 trillion in property losses by 2100.
Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from investors and the media.
Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.
New Yorkers can score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card this month for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan cheaper than taking the city's venerable subway.
The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the Democratic platform.
The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation of its chief executive, Tony Fadell, last week.
When we think of “sustainability” at a high level, the usual suspects are communities and companies based in cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Brooklyn. As we glean information both from conventional news sites and blogs focusing on environmental ...
Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the banking giant’s bet on the Motor City was a positive one.