The argument is often made that reducing food waste can help curb malnourishment, mitigate climate change and save natural resources. A new report suggests reducing food waste can also help cities save money. Find out how.
Compassionate Cities is a Council initiative to raise awareness about ways communities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through the use of digital technologies already being applied to solve other city challenges. Click here to learn more about the initiative – and scroll down for articles highlighting how technology is helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled and other people in need around the world.
An estimated 15% of the world’s population, more than 1 billion people, lives with some form of disability. A disproportionate number are unemployed and many live in poverty. Yet we are seeing some signs of progress.
It's a story about the power of social media, of community and of compassion. But it started with one woman who befriended a homeless man on a street corner in a Texas town and changed his life forever.
Can technologies like AI and gamification deliver better education outcomes and social benefits in countries like Cambodia, where less than half the students finished primary school in 2015? A new report provides insights.
It's an often-cited dilemma – employers can't find workers with the technical skills they need at the same time millions of young people are unemployed or working low-wage jobs. IBM is out to change that; find out how.
In Oregon, it's the Right to Rest Act. Politicians in Hawaii are debating doctor-prescribed housing. And in the UK, many are worried about the impact of new policies on homeless youth. Click for more on recent legislation.
With nearly $200 million in federal funds, Maryland is launching a groundbreaking technology upgrade to cut bureaucratic red tape and help lift families out of poverty. Read what prompted it.
A pioneering healthcare organization serving Seattle's Asian community used a grant from the city's Technology Matching Fund to open its SmartLab. The goal: to improve seniors' tech literacy and fight social isolation.
In the UK, special Ubers will transport elderly patients to the hospital. Australian developers are trialing an avatar named Nadia to assist the disabled. Microsoft technology is helping ALS patients. Get the details.
After a coordinated intake project demonstrated what one homeless advocate describes as "amazing outcomes," Sonoma County is using federal funds to expand the pilot and its Homeless Management Information System.