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The Intelligent Community Forum Names the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
(New York, NY – 10 February, 2016) – The Intelligent Community Forum announced the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2016 today via live Web video from the think tank’s New York headquarters. The announcement features appearances from the Mayors of Eindhoven, Netherlands and Columbus, Ohio (USA), and the CEO of the city of Stockholm’s innovative broadband provider, Stokab. The fourteenth annual Top7 list includes cities   read full article >>
 
 
ICF 2016 Summit is Open for Registration
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Web site for ICF's 2016 Summit is now live, offering an overview of the program, travel and hotel   read full article >>
 
How Two Intelligent Communities Joined Forces to Grow Their Economies: Part 2
Friday, January 15, 2016

In Waterloo Region, a steering committee was established to follow the progress of the Alliance. 

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Tallinn, Estonia (2009)
Thursday, January 1, 2009

 

Tallinn became independent in 1991 after half a century of rule by the Soviet Union.  The national government took radical measures to tame inflation and abolishing business taxes to encourage investment while still requiring a balanced budget.  The best-laid plans of policymakers, however, could not compete with the impact of comments made in 1995 by Estonia's ambassador to the US and Canada, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.  The Ambassador (who was to become Estonia's President) began talking about the need to connect Estonia's schools to the Internet. The program fired the public imagination beyond any reasonable expectation. 

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ICF Summit 2016
Date: June 13 - 17, 2016
What US city is home to the world’s largest private research institute, the largest More>>
 
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Five Cities and Counties Make it to 'Smart' Status
Five municipalities and counties in Taiwan — New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Taitung County and Hsinchu County — have been named among the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016 by the New York-based
 
Dublin's New Intelligent Community Global Institute to Spread Best Practices for Economic Development
After being listed four times on the Intelligent Community Forum’s list of the world’s smartest cities, Dublin is becoming more than just a subject of the New York think tank’s research. The pair have
 
IT Home Weekly Interview: Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
Taiwanese magazine IT Home Weekly has published an interview with ICF co-founder Robert Bell. Click here to view the full interview in Mandarin. Below is an English translation of the interview questions and answers.
 
 
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What Australia Can Learn about E-Government from Estonia
Tucked up in the north east of Europe against the Russian border is the Republic of Estonia. Geographically it is one of the Baltic states with Latvia and Lithuania, but its cultural heritage is strongly Nordic, influenced
 
Sustainability - The New Intelligent Community Indicator
ICF's 2016 Awards will be based in part on environmental sustainability. We piloted a sustainability criteria last year and the results convinced us it was time to bring environmental issues into our evaluation of
 
Dutch Technology Week 2015
The fourth annual Dutch Technology Week will take place in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands from May 31st through June 6th. Read more at dutchtechnologyweek.com (Dutch) or dutchtechnologyweek.com/en (English).
 
 

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