Reducing the amount of waste in landfills is a goal many are working to achieve. But how are zero waste claims validated? Read the white paper to learn more about the issue, and for an overview on waste diversion, examples of successful programs and what companies (and cities) should be thinking about when considering a waste diversion program.
There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in this Cisco case study about a pilot in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to bring virtual pediatrics to underserved communities.
The urgency of congenital heart disease is an issue across the developing world. Read in this case study how The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. uses Cisco TelePresence technology to collaborate on young heart patients' care with health professionals at the Uganda Heart Institute in real time.
Connecting India to Disconnect Poverty is a project using 3G tablets and an innovative mobile application to improve the operational efficiency of microfinance institutions to support low-income borrowers. Click to read more about it in a Qualcomm Wireless Reach case study.
Sherwood Village Senior Apartments in Salinas, California meets a growing demand for housing among low-income seniors. From its location along a public transit route to the solar panels installed on the roofs of the structures, the project embodies sustainable, resource efficient housing. Read more in a HUD case study.
Named after a former mayor of Portland, Oregon, the award-winning Bud Clark Commons is an innovative service center designed to provide stability to Portland's homeless. From the vulnerability assessment tool used to prioritize placement of individuals to energy-saving rooftop solar panels and greywater recycling, you'll learn more in this HUD case study.
With some of the highest poverty rates in the U .S., Rochester, New York used its IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2015 to identify ways to improve the lives of those in need. IBM experts made a series of recommendations -- from leveraging data for greater insight to more effectively embracing the power of community. Click to read IBM's full report on Rochester.
Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become "smart." It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach -- either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.
A successful smart community evolution requires insightful selection of ideal smart projects and careful integration of complex systems to avoid a disconnected set of technology solutions. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn what steps cities and communities should take to ensure their projects build in resilience.