A report on the first six months of operation for a Juneau, Alaska homeless housing program made it very clear that the program is doing precisely what it promised to do: provide housing for those who otherwise wouldn't have it and significantly reduce the use of local emergency services.
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.
Beyond the value a nonprofit receives from volunteers and the satisfaction volunteers gain by helping others, a Deloitte survey suggests that companies that promote volunteering in the workplace can reap benefits too. Click for details.
From opioids to child abuse, public safety to education, a new book authored by public servants and analytics experts explains how state and local governments can use data and analytics to tackle today's critical challenges. Learn how to get a copy.
Bus rapid transit, light rail, subways – all the fixings of a robust transit system may be the answer for young, healthy commuters. But as senior populations swell, cities need to have grandma and grandpa's transit needs figured out too.
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.
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.
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.
When Qualcomm and others began transforming NYC's old pay phones into high-tech kiosks, the goal was to make free Wi-Fi and city services more accessible to all citizens. Now they've added quick access to social services.
It's a story about the power of social media, of community and of compassion. But it started with one woman who befriended a homeless man on a street corner in a Texas town and changed his life forever.