Upward Mobility

Trondheim transitions to fossil fuel-free buses

06/04/2018

While Trondheim is emerging as Norway’s tech hub and gaining attention for innovative solutions like Wireless Trondheim, a network that drives progress testing future technologies and hardware development, the city is now making a mark in the transportation sector—specifically with its public bus system. With the introduction of an electric bus project, the city plans to go fossil fuel-free by 2019. L

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

05/29/2018

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

NYC nonprofit and Cornell tackle urban youth unemployment with free online training

08/09/2017

With the Serve UP Harlem initiative, STRIVE New York, Cornell University and local city organizations are preparing 18- to 24-year-olds for career paths in food service, customer service and hospitality. Read how the program works.

Virginia accelerator seeks startups and nonprofits with solutions to social challenges

07/31/2017

Entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits are invited to apply for a spot in the Smart City Works fall 2017 cohort designed to accelerate their solutions focused on key urban infrastructure challenges – from use of urban data and IoT technologies to supporting at-risk populations.

STEM progress? Big jump in girls and minorities taking AP computer science exam

07/26/2017

A Seattle nonprofit crunched the numbers from the AP College Board and found the number of girls taking the AP computer science exam doubled this year over 2016 and the number of minorities nearly tripled. But Code.org's CEO says there's still more work to do.

Panasonic's Kid Witness News global summit nurtures a new generation of leaders

07/23/2017

Panasonic's Kid Witness News educational program is now in 18 countries, supplying schools with video production equipment that enables students to report on the world through their eyes. Next week the company hosts its first KWN summit in Japan. It promises to be eye-opening; find out why.

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