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.
While Trondheim is emerging as Norway’s tech hub and gaining attention for innovative solutions like Wireless Trondheim, a network that drives progress testing future technologies and hardware development, the city is now making a mark in the transportation sector—specifically with its public bus system. With the introduction of an electric bus project, the city plans to go fossil fuel-free by 2019. L
An innovative initiative from UL honors programs that advance STEM learning through projects that tackle real environmental problems. Read about five E-STEM winners from Chicago to Calgary and how they’re helping improve lives and our planet.
With the Serve UP Harlem initiative, STRIVE New York, Cornell University and local city organizations are preparing 18- to 24-year-olds for career paths in food service, customer service and hospitality. Read how the program works.
They're not even teenagers yet, but they are out to show the world that Cambodian girls can do technology – and along the way help local artisans earn more money and lift themselves out of poverty. Read their inspiring story.
Once a paper-and-pen exercise, technology is now helping the World Bank and countries they work with produce more and better data on poverty, which in turn gives policymakers better evidence to base decisions on. Click for examples from Mexico, South Sudan and Tajikistan.
Entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits are invited to apply for a spot in the Smart City Works fall 2017 cohort designed to accelerate their solutions focused on key urban infrastructure challenges – from use of urban data and IoT technologies to supporting at-risk populations.
A Seattle nonprofit crunched the numbers from the AP College Board and found the number of girls taking the AP computer science exam doubled this year over 2016 and the number of minorities nearly tripled. But Code.org's CEO says there's still more work to do.
Think tank CGAP wants to illustrate the impact that financial inclusion and microfinance have in improving the lives of low-income people through its annual photo contest. Click for details.
Panasonic's Kid Witness News educational program is now in 18 countries, supplying schools with video production equipment that enables students to report on the world through their eyes. Next week the company hosts its first KWN summit in Japan. It promises to be eye-opening; find out why.