Compassionate Cities

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 Cessnock to Dallas: 7 encouraging efforts to curtail the youth jobs crisis

Tue, 2017-06-06 13:55 -- Compassionate C...

In Brisbane, youth unemployment hit a 17-year high in March and Greece recorded a 47.9% youth jobless rate a month earlier. Some are calling this global crisis a ticking time bomb. Can it be diffused? Click for a look at public and private entities trying to do just that.

Off-the-street strategies: Honolulu calls its new 'homeless court' a success story

Wed, 2017-05-31 12:10 -- Compassionate C...

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.

New tools take aim at food waste (and policymakers, there's one for you)

Tue, 2017-05-30 10:33 -- Compassionate C...

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.

New UK report offers insights on technologies that battle social isolation and loneliness

Wed, 2017-05-24 11:59 -- Compassionate C...

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.

How SAS uses analytics to uncover intelligence for the fight to halt human trafficking

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:33 -- Compassionate C...

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.