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.
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.
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.
Long a poster child for superfast Internet and the jobs and economic fortune that result, Chattanooga's digital divide today is reportedly greater than the national average. Read what city leaders are doing to remedy that.
Public and private sectors leaders are behind an effort to open the Pierce Center for Arts & Technology. They see art as a catalyst to engage at-risk youth and tech training as a way to provide skilled workers firms need.
Data from 11 U.S. cities found 58% of emergency shelter beds are provided by faith-based groups. Baylor University researchers says these groups are also at the forefront of innovating long-term solutions to homelessness.
In its latest research on fastest growth areas in government contracting, Onvia ranked several from the human services realm among the top 10 hotspots in the state and local government market. See where the money is going.
Scheduling 22 trucks and 360 daily food pickups and deliveries could be a logistics nightmare. But technology is a wonderful thing. Read how Cisco's HyperFlex System helps City Harvest expand its anti-hunger operations.
From a Texas fire department to flood-prone neighborhoods in Tanzania to Cleveland-area hospices, drones are demonstrating they have the potential to do good – a lot of it in fact. Learn about seven compelling examples.
Worried that thousands of homeless young adults who crash on friends' couches will be lost to social systems, a German foundation developed a website that offers sofa hoppers help and advice. And it seems to be working.
Requests for emergency food assistance are on the rise – and hungry people are being turned away. Shouldn't our communities be doing more? From London to Philly, we've got examples of some that are.