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.
Urban populations are growing and that growth presents cities with several challenges. Among them: what to do with all that additional trash. Read our story to learn about some innovative approaches to solving the problem.
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.
Hong Kong is taking steps to make its congested roads – and the city itself – safer and smarter with cellular-based technologies. Read our story for ideas your city may be able to use.
Buildings consume about 40% of the energy we produce, so they’re a natural place to start conservation efforts. Learn how to make a bigger difference by thinking of them as systems.
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.