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Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 named by Intelligent Community Forum
Thursday, January 22, 2015
New York, New York – January 22, 2015 - The Intelligent Community Forum announced the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 earlier today in an online event hosted by Finland’s former Minister of Communications, Suvi Linden. The Top7 list included cities and towns from 5 different nations, three communities from the United States, one from Australia, one from Brazil, one from Canada, and one from Taiwan. In alphabetical order, the   read full article >>
Intelligent Reuse in Cities
Friday, February 20, 2015
Mumbai, India - My Liveable City Magazine published an article by John Jung, co-founder of the   read full article >>
Taiwan's President Endorses Value of Broadband Under ICF Model
Friday, February 13, 2015
Taipei, Taiwan - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-Jeo urges all government agencies to harness the power of   read full article >>
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (2015)
Thursday, January 15, 2015

In 2011, the city of Ipswich published a 20-year economic development plan.  It forecast the addition of 292,000 new residents, who will require an additional 120,000 jobs, and will live in a network of distinct communities interwoven with centers of employment, recreational facilities and green space.  The plan responded to future challenges but also to past ones. Because Ipswich offered affordable housing and an attractive lifestyle, its population was growing rapidly in the booming economy of 21st Century Australia.  Yet the decline of industrial employment in the 70s and 80s had left the city with legacy of long-term unemployment and bred unacceptable levels of crime and social dislocation. 

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Summit 2015
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
Go to the Summit 2015 Toronto Web site for program, venues and registration. The Summit is an More>>
Whanganui: Become Intelligent Communities
Auckland, New Zealand - Local Government Magazine reports on the comments of the Mayor of Whanganui who has heard from other New Zealand communities that are interested in the strategies put in place to put Whanganui as a
Forbes Gives Mitchell Publicity
Mitchell, USA - The Daily Republic newspaper says that there is a lot of community buzz about an article in Forbes Magazine that recognizes Mitchell's status as a 2015 Top7 Intelligent Community. Read the full story at
Mayor Congratulates Top7 Communities
Wellington, New Zealand - Scoop New Zealand posts a note of congratulations to the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 from the Mayor of Whanganui, New Zealand. Annette Main encourages other New Zealand communities to get
Rural Ireland Needs Better Broadband to Compete Globally
Every second Friday, Independent TD Stephen Donnelly hosts a meeting of interested parties, businesses and residential, solely on the issue of broadband. Wicklow, which he represents, is a microcosm of the whole country
FCC Chairman Says Broadband Should Be Treated as Utility for Net Neutrality
The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed net neutrality rules based on reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility and will ask fellow commissioners to approve that approach later
City Laying Down Fibre Optic Infrastructure to Attract Knowledge-Based Business
New Westminster BC is going to build its own fibre optic infrastructure to attract knowledge-based business as it follows the Intelligent Community Forum model. Read the full story at newwestnewsleader.com. See details

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