Innovation Cities




  • How to save a life with an app Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    How is today's technology warning us of potential health risks, and helping to save lives in critical emergencies?

  • Economics prize aims to ease UK housing crunch Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    An economics prize looks to ease Britain's housing crunch by challenging entrants to come up with a new garden city design.

  • Cities take some decongestant Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    Construction on the Crossrail project in London

    How are London and Guangzhou, China, planning for the public transport challenges of the future?

  • Singapore: the world’s first smart nation? Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 12:02 AM ET
    Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on September 22, 2013.

    Singapore is a great example of a 'smart nation' and that was highlighted during the F1 race in September, says one expert.

  • Could future cities have free public transport? Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Traffic in Beijing.

    With congestion a problem for cities all over the world, could making public transport free ease gridlock and help the environment?

  • 6 steps to creating an eco-city Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    As the world population grows and worries about dwindling resources and climate change rise, solutions for a more sustainable city are emerging.

  • Hamburg and Songdo: cities tackling sustainability Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Using technology and architecture, Hamburg and Songdo are two cities striving to be sustainable - what makes them so special?

  • How technology is being used to build our cities Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    With urban space at a premium, how is Building Information Modeling (BIM), being used to design and plan sustainable cities of the future?

  • Secret gardens for city spaces Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Our cities are getting bigger, with pollution a real problem - how can citizens create environments where nature and concrete co-exist?

  • Security is a huge concern in cities throughout the world: how are police using technology to predict where crimes are going to take place?

  • Meet the software that could change construction  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 7:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie explores the latest technology when it comes to building the places that most of us across the globe call home.

  • Using surveillance to make cities safer  Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    In the final episode of our theme week on 'Innovation Cities,' Tom Mackenzie takes a look at the new technology designed to help make us all more secure.

  • How can cities improve commuting?  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie sets out to find out what's being done to get city dwellers around quickly, cheaply and with the least impact on the environment.

  • How are apps making our homes smarter?  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    How are apps making our homes smarter, more intuitive, and cost effective?

  • Consequences of greater security infrastructure  Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Ayesha Khanna, Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group that focuses on the evolution of technology, explains why increased city surveillance is essential.

  • Growing demand for wellbeing apps  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Jonathan Collins, Principal Analyst at technology market research firm, ABI Research discusses health apps.

  • How to future-proof cities  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Prof Dr Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins, discusses future-proofing major cities.

  • The rise of health apps  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:41 PM ET

    As cities tackle pollution through regulation, new technology is helping city residents keep a personal track on their health.

  • Transportation connectivity critical for cities  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    Aide Tomer, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution says city planners can't keep building roads to solve congestion issues.

  • The future of constructing cities  Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 7:38 PM ET

    In the first part of our themed week on Innovation Cities, CNBC's Tom Mackenzie takes a look at what's being done right now to make our cities more sustainable.

  • The challenges in China's urbanization path  Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 7:43 PM ET

    John Fitzgerald, CEO, Asia Pacific at the Urban Land Institute discusses Beijing's urbanization progress as investors anticipate land reforms from the Third Plenum meeting.

  • Are sustainable cars the future?  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Peter Lindlahr, managing director at hySolutions, discusses sustainable cars and how they can be used to help the environment.

  • Hamburg leads the way in sustainable cities  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Wolfgang Schmidt, state secretary for the City of Hamburg, discusses what makes Hamburg a leading sustainable city.

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