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Intelligent Community Forum Publishes White Paper, The Revolutionary Community: Urban and Rural Planning in the Broadband Economy
Thursday, August 21, 2014
(August 21, 2014 – New York, NY) – The Intelligent Community Forum announced the release of a new white paper, titled The Revolutionary Community: How Intelligent Communities Are Re-Inventing Urban and Rural Planning. The new paper details the theme for the 2015 Intelligent Community Awards. The theme is the sixth and final criteria upon which communities will be evaluated. For more information on the other five criteria - the   read full article >>
Walsh U and local officials looking at ways to improve the area's Internet connections
Monday, August 18, 2014
North Canton, USA - The North Canton Rep newspaper writes about the Intelligent Community Forum's   read full article >>
In Focus: Toronto named world's Most Intelligent Community
Friday, August 15, 2014
Westbury, USA - In the special 2014 Location Canada issue of Area Development magazine, Lou Zacharilla,   read full article >>
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece (2014)
Monday, December 30, 2013


Heraklion is one of the fastest-growing cities in Greece, having seen its population swell 10% in the last decade.  It has grown geographically as well by absorbing four surrounding communities in 2011 into a new Municipality of Heraklion.  But that growth has taken place against a backdrop of severe economic distress.  The economic crisis that began in 2008 has forced layoffs of employees and business closings.  Heraklion’s economy is dominated by tourism, which has seen declines from economic ills across Europe and social unrest by austerity-battered Greeks.  As a result, Crete’s unemployment rate in 2012 was the lowest in Greece – but still topped 20%.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada - Robert Bell to deliver Keynote Presentation
Date: August 27, 2014
Robert Bell will deliver a Keynote presentation, the first step in ICF’s Community More>>
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL 2014 Eindhoven Application Deadline
Date: September 30, 2014
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Healthy Communities & Planning in a Digital Age
Date: October 1 - 2, 2014
Healthy Communities & Planning in a Digital Age The theme for the 2014 Symposium is Healthy More>>
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2015 Intelligent Community of the Year awards program
Sunshine Coast, Australia - Regional Development Australia writes about the opening of nominations for this year's Intelligent Community of the Year program and the theme this year, the Revolutionary Community. Read more
Boosting our broadband economy: Robert Bell's keynote speech
Wanganui, New Zealand - The Wanganui District Council posted the video of Robert Bell's keynote speech as the community hosted Bell as part of a national event to discuss the importance of broadband to an a community's
Rural Minnesota's Brain Gain: Our future rests not in whether we lose young people but in how we welcome them back
Grand Rapids, USA - The Blandin Foundation blog writes about the book Brain Gain and its message for communities to respond to the fundamental disruption in jobs due to Innovation, the Internet and high speed broadband
Chattanooga asks FCC for help in spreading broadband
City officials in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., simultaneously petitioned the Federal Communications Commission Thursday to pre-empt laws in their states that ban the cities from expanding their high-speed Internet
Riverside, Calif., Launches Transparency and Engagement Portal, Rethinks Procurement
On July 8, the city of Riverside, Calif., announced the launch of Engage Riverside -- a new website focused on open data and citizen engagement. The portal is for the city’s 815,000 public documents -- and is the start
Why Innovation Districts are the New Catalyst for International Business Development
For the past 50 years, many cities across the globe have described their dream of creating the next “Silicon Valley”. Yet no-one has succeeded. That’s because the valley is not just a collection of



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