From hydroponic greenhouses near supermarkets to tech-powered farms that come out of a box to a UK app that links producers to consumers, technology is advancing agriculture in new and novel ways. It's also enabling better access to healthy, locally grown foods.
From opioids to child abuse, public safety to education, a new book authored by public servants and analytics experts explains how state and local governments can use data and analytics to tackle today's critical challenges. Learn how to get a copy.
Cities are steeped in data – but as many are discovering, it's what you do with it that matters if you're trying to get homeless people the help they need. Learn about NYC's new StreetSmart app, benefits of data-pooling in Bristol and Salt Lake County's homeless system overhaul.
Working with nonprofits G3ict and World Enabled, AT&T has identified ways cities can adopt a "smart cities for all" mindset that benefits people with disabilities and older citizens. Read the keys to success outlined in the report.
It's not your typical summer movie blockbuster, but a 16-minute documentary funded by Cisco was screened in a Beverly Hills theater earlier this week. Detected tells the story of the iTBra. Learn why the game-changing wearable is expected to save lives.
Innovative technologies can improve the physical and mental well-being of people who suffer from loneliness and lack of social connections. A new report highlights examples, such as Australia's InTouch Living system.
Upgrades at a San Juan, Puerto Rico VA hospital to enhance patient comfort and care will be delivered with no up-front capital investment, thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Learn more about ESPCs.
Communities struggle to prevent more death and devastation from drug addiction. Governments put more money into the battle. And new tech strategies emerge. Get the latest insights from Deloitte, SAS, IBM and others.
With its new 500 Cities website, the Centers for Disease Control is helping public health professionals pinpoint chronic health issues and identify emerging health problems at a local level. Some call it a game-changer.
In a North Carolina county, the intersection of opioid abuse and child abuse and neglect threatens to overwhelm social services. A Florida agency works to protect the identity of kids in foster care from a new threat.