The same digital technology that improves city infrastructure can also improve the human condition. Learn about the Council's Compassionate Cities campaign to extend the benefits of smart technologies to the homeless, the disabled, the poor and other vulnerable populations.
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.
In France, an estimated 20% of the population suffers from energy poverty, meaning they don't have regular access to energy needed to cover basic domestic needs. Now Schneider Electric and a European think tank are focusing on how to overcome energy poverty challenges. Read more about it.
A survey of business, government and social leaders across five continents identified youth unemployment as one of the world's most pressing concerns – and opportunities. Learn what the survey reveals about using digital technology as a force for good in an era of high joblessness and the rise of robots.
At a time when climate change has the potential to threaten our food supplies, farmers can use all the help they can get. A competition arranged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Council Lead Partner Microsoft yielded several innovative ways to ensure a sustainable, resilient food supply -- and they all relied on open data.
From containing deadly epidemics to recovering from natural disasters, a new partnership that involves IBM, MasterCard and leading governments aims to find answers by finding data. Learn why data is so important and get inspiration for using it to tackle your city’s issues.
Some 20% of the world’s population lives in areas where water is already in short supply, a number that is only going to grow. From shaded reservoirs to water ATMs, here are 5 ways cities are stepping up to quench the thirst.
Food production is a major issue for cities, whether they’re tackling environmental goals or just trying to make sure their citizens have enough to eat. Check out new approaches from Cisco, Microsoft, Veolia and others that are putting more sustainable food on the table.
A refugee camp in Kenya that’s expanding faster than it can be supported is getting a boost from MasterCard and a United Nations organization. See how an effort to support small farmers could greatly ease hunger in an area where it’s becoming exponentially worse.
Even when you’re surrounded by water, there isn’t enough of it. With GE's help, a California island is turning to desalination to avoid more sharp reductions in water use. With resources scarce, find out why more cities around the globe are doing the same.
With electricity scarce in sub-Saharan Africa, it takes innovative solutions for schools to offer classes students elsewhere take for granted. Learn how S&C Electric developed a combined solar and energy storage power supply that allows two Zambian schools to offer computer science courses.