Society

A broad category of content focused on societal issues in cities.

Examples: health, community, social equity, education, arts & culture, and homelessness.

Financing Urban Innovation and the Rise of Social Impact Bonds

As local governments struggle to meet their budgets, they have been forced to cut social programs often because of reduced federal support. This bears several questions: Where will cities get the money to get smarter? How can a smart city also be good for its people?...

2013 Innovative City of the Year

What does it take to be crowned the “Innovative City of the Year”? An outdoor escalator system stretching 28 stories? A Barefoot Park featuring water and massaging stones set among bamboo groves? Or is it the tight social fabric needed to turn around a place once...