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.
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.
When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn why data analytics is critical for your smart city development.
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.
Wireless Reach and Vodafone Spain Foundation collaborated on an "Augmented Reality for e-labora" project which provided customizable mobile applications for workers with intellectual disabilities. Read in this Qualcomm case study how tools and training helped them be more successful.
Bukchon Traditional Village is a popular Seoul, Korea tourist attraction. It also has a central community that is largely residential. As the number of tourists grew, complaints from residents did too – about overflowing trash. Read a case study to learn how sensor-equipped trash receptacles helped clean up the community and cut trash collection costs by 43%.