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The Intelligent Community Forum names the Smart21 Communities of 2016
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
New York City and Dublin, Ohio, USA - 21 October 2015 – The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016. This select group of communities will now be in contention for the prestigious designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2016. “We are very excited to name 11 new communities from North America, Europe and Asia to this year’s Smart21,” said ICF co-founder Robert   read full article >>
How Two Intelligent Communities Joined Forces to Grow Their Economies
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
In 2007, the City of Waterloo was named Intelligent Community of the Year, an accolade that Eindhoven   read full article >>
Keynote Focuses on Gigabit Future for Riverside County
Thursday, November 5, 2015
It was 100 degrees in the shade in Palm Springs when the department heads of Riverside County,   read full article >>
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Sunderland, UK (2002)
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

In 1991, this depressed former shipbuilding and mining city in the north of England launched a multi-pronged initiative to create a knowledge-based economy.  The city persuaded a real estate developer to build the first, speculative building of what is now Doxford International, an award-winning office park, which is European headquarters of Nike and home to such companies as Barclays, London Electric and Verisign Europe.  In 1999, Teleport House opened at Doxford as a multi-partner venture undertaken by the city, Sunderland College, the University of Sunderland, The Leighton Group and Northern Informatics.  Today, Sunderland provides a private peering point on the BT backbone network, and interconnects with such regional networks as the E-foundations Business Network and the Northern Metropolitan Area Network.  But from the start, the city committed itself to shaping a knowledge-based and broadband-based economy from which all citizens would benefit.   

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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.
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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