Creation of the garden on the roof in the Bremen Volkshochschule developed with the help of local NGO, Gemüsewerft Bremen and local citizens. The initiative involves vegetables and herbs growing, educational workshops on nutrition and urban gardening as well as various social activities. It aims at increasing access to the urban gardening space and increase in ecological awareness of the residents of Bremen.(
The idea of beekeeping originated from AUDI AG, Audi Hungaria's parent company. In 2015, Audi Hungaria was in the midst of implementing its flora and fauna protection plan thus the beekeeping idea was in line with ongoing developments, and quickly taken up by management. 6 bee colonies with 270,000 bees were installed in September 2015. The bees produce 200-240 kilograms of honey each year, which is branded as Audi Hungaria Premium Honey, and gifted to visitors, as well as purchasable in the gift shop.
Community mapping allows citizens to highlight the parts of their environment of interest or concern them.Community maps are built from local knowledge, experience and expertise but they are more than data gathering. The process of discovering the obvious, hidden and potential assets in a community opens possibilities. Mapping is a valuable digital development and empowerment tool.
Sunderland has won Digital Leaders UK's Smart City of the Year 2020 award.
Gaining recognition on a national scale as the UK’s fastest growing smart city with this eagerly awaited appearance in the DL100’s top spot, illustrates the advanced smart agenda and digital achievements from across Sunderland over the past year.
Outcomes and successes of the Smart City’s implementation to date, include:
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, people across the globe are being urged to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. We have to re-think how we communicate with our colleagues to ensure continued performance and, importantly, morale.
Life by KaiOS Technologies, an in-house educational app for KaiOS-powered smart feature phones, is available in Africa. KaiOS users in Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, and South Africa can now find the app available for download via the KaiStore, with more countries coming soon.
The Government of West Java is working to utilize more technology to improve its governance, public services, and the citizens’ life quality in Indonesia's most populous province. This is challenging as most West Java citizens live in predominantly rural areas—as many as 5,312 villages—and have limited access to technology; some even have no internet connection.
In conjunction with New Zealand’s leading AI company Soul Machines, Vector has created Will, a ‘digital teacher’ being trialled in its award-winning ‘Be Sustainable with Energy’ schools programme, which is offered free of charge to schools within Vector’s Auckland electricity network. The schools programme was launched in 2005 and has since educated more than 125,000 children about energy.
Helping professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals) offer their free help to provide spiritual support to those in crisis, online or by phone. The profession of psychologist provides help through therapies, consultations, crisis interventions transferred to online spaces, and collects good practices to cope with the COVID-19 situation with an incredible amount of background work. The website contains several articles, texts, brochures, collections of ideas on the topic.
eKool is an easy-to-use information system where pupils, teachers, parents and school management can easily communicate and get information. eKool makes school information accessible for home, decreases teacher's and school manager's routine work and makes statistical data about school accessible to local government. Parents can get accurate information about their child's grades, notifications, attendances and homework. There are class and school forums where they can participate.