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The Intelligent Community Forum Announces World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New York - 21 October 2014 – The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. This select group of communities will now be in contention for the prestigious designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2015. “We have started the search for Toronto’s successor,” said Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, and he added, “More important,   read full article >>
 
 
Intelligent Community Forum Announces World's Smart21 Communities 2015
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Nairobi City Selected for Smart21 Communities Global Award
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya - The Sahara Tribune newspaper reports that Nairobi is Africa’s only city selected   read full article >>
 
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Whanganui, New Zealand (2014)
Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Whanganui is a place accustomed to working against the odds.  Blessed with great natural beauty and an array of arts and culture institutions dating from the 19th Century, the city is the ninth poorest in New Zealand.  It has a lower percentage of working-age adults and of adults who have completed post-secondary education than the New Zealand average.  The nearest institution of higher education is an hour’s drive away and so local students tend to leave to pursue their education.  Bypassed by national rail lines in the 19th Century – which led the closing of a railways workshop that was a major employer – it was bypassed again by broadband providers in the 20th.  

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2014 Auckland Transport Summit
Date: November 20 - 21, 2014
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Taitung County a 2015 Smart21 Intelligent Community
Taitung County, Taiwan - Taitung's mayor says the Smart21 award is part of the city's efforts to promote Taitung to the world as a city focused on innovation, industry and education. Read the full article at taitung.gov.tw.
 
It's Official, We're Smart and the World Knows It
Sunshine Coast, Australia - Sunshine Coast Daily reports that Sunshine Coast was punching well above its weight in competing with the world's information technology-savvy communities. Read the full article at
 
Australian Councils Win Recognition in Smart21 Community of 2015
Australia - Local Government News reports on the four centres in Australia that have been recognized for their progress in attempting to make the leap to what the Intelligent Community Forum classifies as “Intelligent
 
 
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When Joyce Coltrin looks outside the front door of her wholesale plant business, her gaze stops at a spot less than a half mile away. All she can do is stare in disbelief at the spot in rural Bradley County where access to
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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