As cities and regions continue to grow, one of its key economic and city-building drivers will be “airport cities”, known as an aerotropolis. These are massive projects that bring together major free trade zones and logistics activities. They also often bring together air, rail and road connectivity making them very desirable locations for businesses and for high-value products and related light-weight manufacturing and assembly activities that can be efficiently shipped by air cargo. But these airport cities or aerotropolis developments can also bring together other aspects of city building, such as entertainment, restaurants, markets and educational facilities. As a virtual city, it will also be filled with people who may wish to reside in or near an exciting aerotropolis requiring places for everyday shopping, culture and health-related facilities.Read more
The price of freedom in any culture, society or community ultimately comes down to the cost of people being able to make the right choice for themselves and for future generations.
A Supreme Court justice once said that, while the USA’s Constitution was inspired, it did not come with a guarantee that people and places would automatically prosper. It ensured that the people, of whom the government was for, would be protected to make any choice they sought best.
“If people want to go to Hell, I will help them,” he added. “It’s my job.”
At ICF we turned that phrase around by declaring that, “If places want to prosper and get on the path to prosperity and stability, we will show them a method for doing it.”
But it can be Hell to get there.Read more
GoShare® to Launch In August in Taoyuan, Taiwan, the recipient of the '2019 Intelligent Community of the Year' by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), and is set to Expand to Multiple International Cities Next Year.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan, July 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogoro®, a technology leader transforming how innovation is accelerating the shift to sustainable urban mobility, today announced GoShare®, the first fully integrated mobility sharing platform and solution designed and operated as a single platform that provides a key strategic component to smart city ecosystems.
"Cities around the world have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing but few have established a business model or deployed a solution that demonstrates ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in refueling and redeployment of shared vehicles," said Horace Luke, founder, and CEO of Gogoro. "GoShare is the first end-to-end mobility sharing platform, and tightly integrates the Gogoro Network, Gogoro Smartscooter, and GoShare App into a powerful solution that eliminates many of the operational challenges to deliver an optimized platform that is easy for riders to use, more sustainable to operate and more viable for cities to meet their aggressive smart city goals and initiatives."Read more
Taoyuan, Taiwan is Honored as the 2019 Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum at its Global Summit in New York City
(June 13, 2019 – New York City) – For the first time in six years, the Intelligent Community Forum honored a Taiwanese city with its top award tonight when it named Taoyuan, Taiwan as its 2019 Intelligent Community of the Year. Taoyuan is a well-known veteran of the Intelligent Community Awards program, having been previously named a ten-time Smart21 Community and a four-time Top7 Community since first entering the program in 2009.
“Taoyuan has been one of the highest overall achievers among smart and Intelligent Communities for the past decade,” said ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla. “They have stayed with it and while most people may not recognize the name Taoyuan City, it is at the same level as Stockholm, Toronto and Melbourne. It is a place where quality of life, job creation and the digital environment’s ability to unleash innovation meet in perfect unison.”
Taoyuan was selected as the 2019 Intelligent Community of the Year after a year-long evaluation that included a quantitative analysis of extensive data, site inspections by an Intelligent Community Forum co-founder and votes from an international jury made up of experts from around the world. Communities in the Awards program are evaluated based on the six Intelligent Community Indictors that make up the ICF Method and in the context of ICF’s annual theme, When Tech Giants Come to Town.
(New York– 8 February 2018) – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 today. This is the think tank’s 16th annual Top7 list of regions, cities or towns that have gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City to Intelligent Community.” This year’s list includes communities from four nations, with Taiwan contributing three, Canada two communities and Australia and Finland one each. The seven will travel to London in June where one will go on to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, succeeding Melbourne, Australia, the reigning community. The announcement will take place as the culminating event at the ICF Global Summit rom 4-6 June at Siemens’ Crystal Facility and other sites around London. (www.icfsummit.com)Read more
The Intelligent Community Forum announced its list of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The 15th annual Top7 list includes communities from four nations, with Australia, Canada and Taiwan each contributing two, and Russia contributing a seventh community in a first-time achievement for that nation.Read more
國際組織「智慧城市論壇」 (Intelligent Community Forum,簡稱ICF)9日在臺北市紅樓河岸留言會館公布「2017全球7大智慧城市」入選名單，桃園市再次獲選全球7大智慧城市的殊榮，並將在下一階段，再與其他獲獎的6個城市進行TOP 1的競爭。
桃園從全球近四百個城市脫穎而出，再次獲得國際智慧城市論壇評選為「全球7大智慧城市」(Top 7)，這對桃園市民與在地努力耕耘的產、官、學各界及市府團隊而言，都是一項最大的鼓勵及肯定。2017年獲獎城市包括台灣桃園市、嘉義市、俄羅斯莫斯科、澳洲墨爾本、澳洲伊普斯威治、加拿大艾德蒙頓、加拿大格雷郡等7個城市，該組織並將桃園市的獲獎特色公告於網站上，這對桃園市的國際城市行銷，產生莫大的效益。Read more
國際智慧城市論壇慶祝成立20周年，2017年2月9日在台灣成立ICF Taiwan，並公布入選Smart 21的Top 7城市，台灣的嘉義市、桃園市也在其中，獲獎的評選項目包括寬頻、知識勞動力、數位平等、創新、永續性及行銷倡導等6大智慧城市指標，對市民及在地努力耕耘的政府、民間企業而言，都是極大鼓勵及肯定。
創辦於1999年的國際智慧城市論壇（Intelligent Community Forum,ICF），宗旨為推廣全球寬頻經濟及運用資通訊科技的最佳城市案例，2015年在加拿大多倫多慶祝成立20周年，2017年2月9日在台灣成立ICF Taiwan，是亞洲第一、全球第二個成立的ICF區域性組織。Read more