Wellness

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 05:12 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/10/2018

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

Baltimore's ambitious strategy to dramatically reduce food waste (and feed the hungry)

Thu, 2018-09-06 16:19 -- Doug Peeples
09/05/2018

Americans toss more than 400 pounds of food per person year. That's a lot of wasted food that could be re-directed to feed people in need — and put to other, better uses than filling up landfills. That's exactly what Baltimore's new food recovery strategy intends to accomplish.

Higher-density cities are coming, from Sydney to Seattle. Can they be healthier cities, too?

Thu, 2018-05-03 14:34 -- Doug Peeples
05/03/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Higher-density cities are coming. How do we ensure they're healthy cities, too?

Wed, 2018-05-02 17:45 -- Doug Peeples
05/02/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Partner Spotlight: News for Cisco, Intel, Sensus, Microsoft and more

Wed, 2018-03-07 17:14 -- Doug Peeples
03/06/2018

Cisco, Intel contributed to Winter Olympic Games… Sensus communications network earns praise… AT&T and Microsoft invest in more renewables… Enel will build energy storage project in Germany… IBI Group picked for UK health and wellbeing hub. Click the links for details.

What cities can do with social safety nets (and data) to reduce opioid addiction and deaths

Thu, 2017-10-12 14:45 -- Doug Peeples
10/11/2017

Opioids (both prescribed and illegal) cause more than 33,000 accidental deaths annually in the U.S. While city medical and social service agencies have committed to finding new ways to treat addiction, it's an extremely difficult task for several reasons. Read on to learn about new approaches, the challenges to implementing them and why data is essential.

New study finds number of U.S. deaths from opioid overdoses may be under-reported

Wed, 2017-08-09 06:14 -- Compassionate C...
08/08/2017

If the opioid crisis wasn't bad enough already, a new study out of the University of Virginia suggests deaths from drug overdoses may be 24% higher in the U.S. than originally reported. Read more on that, why it matters and new efforts to curb the crisis.

How 5 cities are using technology to reduce the harmful effects of dirty air

Tue, 2017-08-08 09:47 -- Compassionate C...
08/08/2017

Outdoor air pollution claims 1.3 million lives every year. Children are particularly at risk. And the number of deaths is expected to rise due to climate change. Read how cities from Hamburg to Oakland are using data, sensors and some novel technologies to reduce death and disease from dirty air.

How breastfeeding helps moms, babies and entire communities (and the role tech plays)

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:57 -- Compassionate C...
08/02/2017

The nutritional benefits of breastfeeding are pretty well known. But what about the economic advantages? Reports suggest that every $1 invested in breastfeeding generates $35 in economic returns. Read more about global efforts to encourage breastfeeding – and how technology is helping.

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