In this episode of The Intelligent Community, ICF Co-Founder Robert Bell continues his conversation with Anne Schweiger, Boston's Broadband & Digital Equity Advocate. Anne works with people across Boston to figure out how they can make broadband work better for everyone. She believes Boston needs to be a place where everyone has options for affordable and fast broadband.
(February 20, 2018 - New York City) – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today released No Neighbor Left Behind. The new research report shares dynamics, definitions and successful examples of Digital Equality in action in six Intelligent Communities.
The success of Intelligent Communities in building a digitally-powered innovation economy contains a sharp risk: that more of our citizens will be left behind, shut out of opportunity and civic life by the onrush of technology. To lessen that risk, Intelligent Communities pursue digital equality: the chance for every citizen to participate in the digital economy and society, regardless of income, age, education or disability. The more equal we can make our citizens in the digital world, the more capable and productive they will be. And that reduces the costs and problems caused by those who are left on the margins of society.Read more
FREDERICTON– Appcast, a New Hampshire-based job-search company, will create up to 70 full-time jobs in Fredericton over the next four years with support from the provincial government, the company announced Wednesday.
Appcast says the new full-time equivalent positions expected to come in the fields of account management and sales.Read more
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A new research center at the University of California, Riverside, seeks to flip the script about Inland California’s reputation as an “area of need.”
Introduced during a launch event held Friday, Feb. 9, at the Riverside Art Museum, UCR’s Center for Social Innovation (CSI) instead aims to emphasize the Inland region’s potential as a hub of innovation.Read more
The Finnish, live-streamed competition allows tech entrepreneurs to pitch their business to a group of investors while standing waist deep in frigid waters of the Baltic Sea. The goal is to get your message across quickly in order to spend as little time in the water as possible.
Think Dragon’s Den with the temperature turned way down, and less clothing.Read more
Should Calgarians be allowed to fly drones, ride horses or toboggan in any park? The city wants your input
Should Calgarians be allowed to ride horses in city parks? What about picking berries? Or riding a Segway?
Under the current rules, those activities aren't allowed but that could change this fall.
For the first time in 15 years, the city is looking to update the bylaws governing parks and pathways, and officials are asking for feedback from Calgarians.Read more
Last month, the Toronto Region learned it had made Amazon’s shortlist of 20 potential candidates to host its second North American headquarters. We are honoured to have been included in this esteemed group of incredible cities — even more so as Canada’s representative on the list.
This is an unmistakable sign that our region is regarded as one of the best destinations in North America for investment and expansion. The Amazons of the world are taking note, and we believe it’s the start of big things to come for our region.Read more
Between meme-spewing bots, concerns about fake news and the constant presence of Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on the morning news, social media played an outsized role in the political news of the day in 2017. On a smaller scale, social media has also found new routes into Walla Walla politics.
Local elections and politics have been low-key affairs online in Walla Walla over the past several years, but new Council members are pushing those frontiers.Read more
The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.'s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province's sole distributor of legal recreational marijuana.
The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, will use the Ottawa-based company's online store software for its online and mobile sales portal.
"Our top priority is fulfilling the province's framework for the safe and sensible retailing of recreational cannabis for when it is legalized by the federal government," said George Soleas, president and CEO of the LCBO.Read more
Innovation Road Trip: At Riverside California’s Bryant School, a Simple Strategy for Making Tough Concepts Easy for Students
I’ve signed in at many front offices in my 30-plus years of visiting schools, but never one where the school secretary had to (politely) ask me to hold on a second while a child finished reading her a story. Nothing was more important at that moment, to that member of the dedicated Bryant School of Arts & Innovation team in Riverside, California, than to give this little girl her undivided attention as she displayed her newfound knowledge.Read more