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Compassionate Cities

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.

Steal these ideas: 9 innovative approaches to reducing youth unemployment


Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent suggests a "golden triangle" between business, government and civil society to address alarming youth unemployment rates around the world. His comments prompted us to look into innovative job creation initiatives and we found many -- from Kenya's digital gig economy to Anchorage's indoor farm to empowering geeks in Gaza.

Private and public sector leaders rank 2017's top global risks and opportunities


Last year's Global Opportunity Report ranked youth unemployment as the biggest risk facing cities. Read what 5,500 respondents identified as the biggest risks facing our world this year -- plus insights on how innovative partnerships and technologies can address them.

Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look


As affordable housing pressures escalate and inventory increases, we're seeing a wide range of smart and creative approaches to housing low-income residents emerge -- from energy net zero units to wellness-focused complexes to places for artists to live and work. Are any of them an answer for your city?