Economic development

Baltimore's ambitious strategy to dramatically reduce food waste (and feed the hungry)

Fri, 2018-09-07 04:49 -- Doug Peeples

Americans toss more than 400 pounds of food per person year. That's a lot of wasted food that could be re-directed to feed people in need — and put to other, better uses than filling up landfills. That's exactly what Baltimore's new food recovery strategy intends to accomplish.

KC's smart city lesson: Build on your successes (and your data)

Fri, 2018-06-08 03:02 -- Doug Peeples

With several smart city successes already under its belt, Kansas City is expanding its efforts to improve basic services, shrink the digital divide and more. And city officials are very much relying on data — and a new public/private partnership — to help them do it.

Urbanisation – Unprecedented demographic shift or another bubble?

Thu, 2018-05-31 02:30 -- Janine Betz

Cities need to offer more than tangible things like job opportunities and enhanced mobility to make them attractive to current and new residents. Guest author Janine Betz shares her insights on why cities should focus on ensuring that residents feel like they belong there, that they have a sense of 'place.'

A remote Gujarat village sets an example for cities to adopt govt schemes

Mon, 2017-08-21 13:02 -- SCC India Staff

In India, where there are cities struggling to provide even basic amenities to their tax-paying citizens, a village in Gujarat—Punsari—is equipped with modern amenities like CCTV cameras, WiFi and a renewable energy power station. However, a decade back, this remote village was not privy to even basic facilities like electricity and water.