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As cities develop and populations continue to grow, there is one common challenge most places face: transportation. In southwest Germany near the French border, Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-...
Article - 12/10/2018
Active Region(s): Europe
Category: Upward Mobility, Food and Water, Wellness, Shelter, Smart City Concepts, Definitions and overviews, Responsibility areas, Built environment, Economic development, Energy, Health and human services, Payments, Public safety and security, Telecommunications, Transportation
More than 170,000 refugees are crammed into a tiny camp in Kenya, a camp that’s so full, new arrivals wanting to stay there have been turned away for more than a year. Hunger and malnutrition are the norm. Children are separated from families....
Article - 09/04/2015
Active Region(s): Main, North America, Compassionate Cities
Category: Food and Water, Economic development, Health and human services, Payments
For nearly 25 years, Somalia’s economy has been virtually cut off from the rest of the world. A civil war caused its financial system to collapse and concerns about fraud have stood in the way of rebuilding it. But Council Lead Partner MasterCard is...
Article - 06/24/2015
Active Region(s): Main, North America
Category: Economic development, Health and human services, Payments, Computing resources, Security and privacy
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and its private sector partners, including Net1 and Council Lead Partner MasterCard, were able to rapidly and radically reform the distribution of social security benefits nationwide. Together, they...
Resources - 03/25/2015
Active Region(s): Main, North America, Readiness Guide Online
Category: Health and human services, Payments, Connectivity