Health and human services

How Brexit could impact Leeds's smart healthcare system

Thu, 2019-01-24 03:36 -- SCC Europe Staff

Out of 20 cities evaluated in the UK Smart Cities Index, Leeds placed fifth in terms of smart health initiatives. Thanks to its long-term growth strategy “Getting Leeds Working,” Yorkshire’s largest city has created an Innovation Health Hub that acts as an open platform for healthcare data, which is being used in initiatives such as an innovation lab, health-related mobile applications, a digital teleconferencing centre, and a clinical training and simulation centre.

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 05:12 -- SCC Europe Staff

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.

UN: Much more needs to be done to combat hunger

Thu, 2018-11-08 16:51 -- Doug Peeples

Malnutrition and hunger rates remain high in several parts of the world, and are exacerbated by inequality in many. A series of UN reports outline the crisis and insist that governments at all levels urgently need to address the issue with better policies and infrastructures and a stronger commitment to ending hunger.

Update: New projects (and partners) for Spokane's WA's smart city living lab

Thu, 2018-11-01 16:50 -- Doug Peeples

Spokane, Washington's smart city living lab Urbanova already has noteworthy milestones under its belt. Now, with new partners and resources it's intensifying its efforts to create a smarter, safer city — and a template other cities can use to do the same.

Why local universities can be one of your best smart city partners

Thu, 2018-10-11 18:15 -- Doug Peeples

Adopting and adapting smart city technologies successfully is a challenge for many cities. And for cities like Portland, Oregon, homelessness is a serious challenge too. A local Portland city university is establishing two new research centers to find solutions for both of those challenges.

How a hands-on education program is getting kids excited about smart cities

Thu, 2018-08-02 16:26 -- Doug Peeples

The need for skilled professionals capable of running tomorrow's smart cities is growing faster than the available talent pool. One solution: programs for middle and high school students designed to get them interested in the science of smart cities early on in their education — and thinking about it as a possible career choice.

How a Juneau homeless housing program is delivering on its promises

Thu, 2018-06-28 17:00 -- Doug Peeples

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.