Energy efficiency – revolutionized by cyber networks – may carry the same impact as a new oil boom. Electricity users are seeing power in their 'negawattage' as they cut their bills by 90 percent.
Cities are dynamos of the global economy. Encouraging new ideas on transportation, food, housing, and jobs can make them even more vibrant.
State Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly took the top spots in Tuesday night's preliminary round for the Boston's mayor's race. The current mayor, Thomas Menino, is stepping down after two decades.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes overlooked US cities with the most job openings, philanthropy on the Internet, entrepreneurial efforts in Haiti, satirizing world leaders, and an Arab cartoon hero that empowers women.