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.

Higher-density cities are coming, from Sydney to Seattle. Can they be healthier cities, too?

Thu, 2018-05-03 14:34 -- Doug Peeples

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

From apps to arms to spendy cleanups: Is there a right way to handle homeless camps?

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:05 -- Compassionate C...

Homeless camps have grown 30% in Oakland in the last two years. They're growing in Honolulu too, prompting one councilman to propose armed park rangers to keep public spaces safe. Is that the solution? Are there better ones? Learn what cities from Anchorage to Sydney are doing.

Facial recognition, DNA matching help reunite China's homeless with their families

Mon, 2017-07-17 06:38 -- Compassionate C...

Shanghai Rescue Station uses advanced technologies to help locate the families of the homeless and mentally ill people it rescues every year, including seniors and children. And it's working; read how DNA testing helped reunite a daughter with her 70-year-old father after he'd been missing 20 years.

$1 million Toyota impact grant promotes upward mobility for homeless women and children

Wed, 2017-07-12 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Many large companies are locating in Collin County, Texas and thousands of new homes are being built there. Yet approximately 3,000 women in the county experience homelessness; many of them have children. Read how a new nonprofit collaborative, aided by a $1 million grant, aims to help them.

New initiatives take on youth homelessness. Will they help?

Mon, 2017-07-10 14:30 -- Compassionate C...

As the number of young people without stable housing grows to crisis levels in many parts of the world, efforts to intervene multiply. Boston public schools will have homeless liaisons. Social Benefit Bonds are funding a pilot in Queensland. Even the private sector is stepping up.

More off-the-street strategies: It's not the data, it's what you do with it

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

Cities are steeped in data – but as many are discovering, it's what you do with it that matters if you're trying to get homeless people the help they need. Learn about NYC's new StreetSmart app, benefits of data-pooling in Bristol and Salt Lake County's homeless system overhaul.