Operating since January, the Community Outreach Court in Honolulu has cleared a backlog of 268 cases. More importantly, it's moved homeless defendants into services and several into housing. Read more about the court and three other new initiatives to help the homeless.
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.
The District of Columbia just launched a program to install solar systems for low-income families and provide solar job training for DC residents. Get details on that, plus efforts by Enel, UN DESA and others to accelerate affordable, accessible energy for all.
IBM Watson Health and MAP Health Management will leverage Watson's cognitive technologies to better understand when patients are at greatest risk of a substance abuse relapse. Read why experts say it will fill a void in addiction treatment.
An Innovator Database and Policy Finder tool are new weapons in the fight to reduce food waste and improve food recovery recently unveiled by ReFED, a U.S.-based, cross-sector nonprofit. Learn how policymakers and other stakeholders can put these tools to work.
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.
Estimates indicate 30 million men, women and children are victims of human trafficking worldwide. They are largely invisible, but organizations like Peace-Work and SAS are using advanced analytics to help law enforcement.
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.
As cities search for ways to fill their affordable housing gaps, many are looking at inclusionary zoning. A federal housing expert weighs in with questions city leaders should be asking as they consider developer mandates.
With high demand for tech workers and high levels of youth unemployment, introducing kids to STEM learning early on makes sense. Read how UL XplorLabs, a free program for middle schools, promotes scientific inquiry.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the five-year, $5 million pact with Microsoft could be a "truly groundbreaking agreement." Read how the partnership will utilize advanced technology to advance human rights.