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.
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.
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.
Sedentary lifestyles and a shift from traditional diets to fast foods may be behind an increase in cancer and other lifestyle diseases in the Middle East. See what Ooredoo and the Qatar Cancer Society are doing to fight it
Four nonprofits will split a $2 million prize from the Australian government's InnovationXchange program in partnership with Google's Impact Challenge. Read about the innovative aid projects the grants are supporting.
With the 60-plus crowd one of the world’s fast growing demographics, helping them live more independent lives as they age is impetus for an IBM eldercare robot assistant developed in collaboration with Rice University.
Realtor.com has done the math on a bunch of indicators to come up with its list of the 10 most compassionate cities in America. Is yours on it?
GE plans to employ 20,000 women in STEM roles by 2020 – a bid to narrow the gender gap in the tech and manufacturing sectors. Learn why the company believes doing so can create a real and positive socio-economic impact.
Singapore is an island city-state teeming with people, but not enough arable land to feed them without relying heavily on imports. But that's changing. Panasonic is producing 81 tons of fresh greens annually under LED lights in a Singapore warehouse – and it wants to do even more.