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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 >>
Brain Gain Book in Top 10 List of American City and County Year-End Book Reviews
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Atlanta, USA - American City and County magazine does an annual Top 10 review of books for the   read full article >>
Book Review: Brain Gain: How Innovative Cities Create Job Growth in an Age of Disruption
Monday, December 8, 2014
Muncie, USA - Network World posts a review of Brain Gain, the latest book from the Intelligent Community   read full article >>
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Mitaka, Japan (2005)
Saturday, January 1, 2005

2005 Intelligent Community of the Year
Mitaka is a suburb of Tokyo, home to 173,000 people in its 16.5 sq km (6.8 sq miles) of space.  Before the Second World War, it was home to Japan’s aeronautical industry and many small and medium-size manufacturers, giving it an early reputation as a high-tech center.  But in the 1950s, high-tech manufacturing moved to lower-cost sites, threatening Mitaka’s economic viability.  Fortunately, the city also began to attract a different kind of organization: universities, corporate research centers and data centers. 

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2015 Intelligent Community Forum in Taichung & ICF Top7 Announcement
Date: January 22 - 23, 2015
Purpose: Taichung City has continued its efforts to promote the Intelligent Community Movement More>>
Summit 2015
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief More>>
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Intelligent City: Sherbrooke Wants to Be Among the Best in the World
Sherbrooke, Canada - La Tribune newspaper in Sherbrooke, Quebec reports on the final efforts by the city to get ready for the next round of the Intelligent Community Award program as the city hopes to move into the final
Speak Your Piece: Computing by Candlelight
Starkville, USA - Roberto Gallardo, leader of the new Intelligent Community Institute at Mississippi State University writes in the Daily Yonder about why your community must start thinking and acting digitally. Read the
Partnership to Create Global Institute to Help Transition Rural Communities into Digital Age
Lexington, USA - The Institute for Rural Journalism at Kentucky University reports on the creation of the new Intelligent Community Institute located at Mississippi State University in the USA. Read the full story at
More Than Just Windmills and Tulips, The Netherlands is the Digital Gateway to Europe
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of The Netherlands? Windmills? Tulips? Quaint houses surrounded by canals? Yes, certainly all of those stereotypical icons are true, but the Netherlands Foreign
Whanganui Already a 'Gigatown'
Whanganui, Australia - Mayor Annette Main and the Whanganui Digital Leaders Forum have congratulated Dunedin on its win in the Chorus #Gigatown competition. The competition, run by telecommunications company Chorus,
Global Forum: Innovation Creates Opportunity, Causes Disruption
Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) modernist tower. The

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