Portlanders to rent out tiny homes in backyards… Enel company pioneers microgrid in NYC complex… Hackney Council will build homes… First Nations housing uses passive technology... Cheap digs for artists in West Philly.
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 training software developers to work remotely for firms like IBM and Microsoft to using satellite imagery to help pastoralists find greener grazing land for their herds, read about African startups making a difference
The quickest way to help the billion-plus people who still lack access to energy isn't by extending the traditional electric grid. Policies supporting distributed renewable energy are a better approach, says Power for All.
NYC councilor seeks web portal for food donations. Fox Cities police use social media to "Arrest Hunger." Cape Town micronutrient campaign gets personal. Something fishy at LA hackathon. Fighting Rangpur's seasonal hunger.
IDC predicts growth in the virtual reality headset market will occur at a breakneck pace in the next few years. One of the biggest beneficiaries will be healthcare, where we're already seeing some fascinating projects.
AT&T and the Imagination Foundation named winners of their Inventor's Challenge, which encourages young people to use science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve problems in their schools and communities.
Seattle rolls out mobile showers. San Fernando teens invent solar-powered tents. Melbourne university names professor of homelessness. Vancouver PPP creates 900 housing units… Detroit businesses put homeless women to work.
A house in Russia 3D printed on site in just 24 hours -- and costing just $10,134. Legally blind parents not able to see their baby on an ultrasound feel it instead. See more ways 3D printing could disrupt our world.
The argument is often made that reducing food waste can help curb malnourishment, mitigate climate change and save natural resources. A new report suggests reducing food waste can also help cities save money. Find out how.
An estimated 15% of the world’s population, more than 1 billion people, lives with some form of disability. A disproportionate number are unemployed and many live in poverty. Yet we are seeing some signs of progress.