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Louisville, the 'compassionate city', Seattle banning criminal background checks for renters, and outdoor sleeping policy at childcare centre

In 2011 Mayor Greg Fischer pledged to make Louisville a "compassionate city" and he's subsequently been including compassion into every aspect of the city's design; 

Seattle has moved to make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to find a home by banning criminal background checks for renters; and a childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found children who slept outside were less likely to get sick. 

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Seattle has moved to make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to find a home by banning criminal background checks for renters. Read more here

• How mayor Greg Fischer, pledged to make Louisville a "compassionate city" and he's subsequently been including compassion into every aspect of the city's design. Read more here

• How Tesla is about to tour the east coast of Australia with a fully functional tiny house on wheels, demosntrating what's possible with clean energy. Read more here

• How a childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found children who slept outside were less likely to get sick. Read more here

• VIDEO: How an integrated design team set out to build a Living Building, making it the greenest commerical building in the world. View here

• How a new online platform hope to drive better lives for people with disability and increased sustainability for disablility organisations by supporting the sharing of specially modified vehicles that would otherwise be lying idle. Read more here

• How dedicated beekeepers are hoping htat natural beekeeping could protect bees in the face of colony collapse disorder. Read more here

 

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