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    live offering an overview of the program travel and hotel read full article How Two Intelligent Communities Joined Forces to Grow Their Economies Part 2 Friday January 15 2016 In Waterloo Region a steering committee was established to follow the progress of the Alliance read full article More News ICF VIDEO PLAYLIST INTELLIGENT COMMUNITIES More Communities Taipei Taiwan 2004 Thursday January 1 2004 Taiwan is the world s third ranking supplier of computers and peripherals and its capital city Taipei hosts the country s greatest concentration of high tech firms But in 1998 newly elected Mayor Dr Ying jeou Ma took a more ambitious step by introducing a far reaching initiative to transform Taipei into a CyberCity Uniquely this project was driven by Dr Ma s appreciation for Taipei s physical limits The city is bounded by mountains on three sides and a river on the fourth Rising congestion on the roads as automobile ownership has risen to 258 per 1 000 people led the government to base its development vision on moving information rather than people and goods Full Profile Full Profile EVENTS More Events ICF Summit 2016 Date June 13 17 2016 What US city is home to the world s largest private research institute the largest More MEDIA COVERAGE More Media 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

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    the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Go Back Nominations Intelligent Community Of the Year Awards Program Nominate your city or region for the 2016 Awards downloadable form Right click and select Save Link as to download Test your city or region s readiness for the ICF Awards Program online online self test Having trouble downloading the file Email us and we will send it to you Purpose The Intelligent Community Awards honor cities and regions for using information and communications technology to create inclusive prosperity solve social challenges and improve quality of life Evaluation of nominations is based on ICF s Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the first conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness in the broadband economy of the 21st Century New This Year For the 2016 Award cycle ICF is introducing a sixth Intelligent Community Indicator and a completely revamped nomination form More Annual Theme From Revolution to Renaissance In 2015 the Intelligent Community Forum focused on the study of urban and regional planning and how it is impacting the way people live work and create in their cities and towns with a theme called The Revolutionary Community

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    bigger future while preserving the culture and beauty that attract 3 5 million visitors to the area each year Read more Muelheim an der Ruhr Germany To ensure that the city has the broadband infrastructure it needs Mülheim completed an inventory of the telecom conduit network owned by multiple organizations that underlies the city which reduces the challenges for new broadband providers and has encouraged the city to consider construction of its own network As the city changes it has been careful to engage organizations and citizens as partners in envisioning the future One multi partner initiative is coordinating a program to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 while another is forging a new urban development model that includes everything from business and social services to sustainability and health Read more New Taipei City Taiwan New Taipei City NTPC became the nation s most populous city with its official creation in December 2010 Previously it was a county surrounding the capital city of Tapei and NTPC has worked to unify the new city and create a dynamic economy distinct from that of the capital Massive investments in transportation are creating highways and transit lines that ringing Taipei connect the city s 29 districts and more than 1 000 villages The NTPC government has collaborated with telecom and cable TV companies to make ADSL available to 99 of the population while speeds of up to 60 Mbps are available to 94 and 4G WiMax reaches 85 Read more Surrey British Columbia Canada Surrey is a city in transition from a suburban past to a sustainable urban future It is Canada s third fastest growing city which welcomes 1 000 new residents each month and where residential construction is a major industry It is part of the growing metropolitan area of Vancouver from which it derives most of its economic energy today To gain greater control over its destiny Surrey has developed a diversification strategy calling for deepening the partnership between its institutions of higher learning and local business Development is focused on an Innovation Boulevard project where the city universities and business are building clusters in health technology clean tech and advanced manufacturing Read more Whanganui New Zealand Bypassed by national rail lines in the 19 th Century which led to the closing of a railways workshop that was a major employer it was bypassed again by broadband providers in the 20 th For Whanganui on the southwest coast of New Zealand s North Island the best of times may lie ahead Rich in natural beauty and culture Whanganui is currently the ninth poorest district in New Zealand and ranks near the bottom of the national index of social deprivation However the city has begun its transformation and is in the 8 th year of a Family Friendly Strategy that has overlaid broadband on goals set for the economy community partnerships health safety cultural richness and environmental sustainability Read more Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Located midway between the two coasts of

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    Login Email Print News ICF 2016 Summit is Open for Registration Taking place June 13 17 in Columbus Ohio USA reigning Intelligent Community of the Year Published Thursday February 11 2016 The Web site for ICF s 2016 Summit is now live offering an overview of the program travel and hotel information and registration for ICF Foundation members and guests from around the world You may access it from the Summit page of this site or directly at ICFSummit16 com Annually the ICF Summit brings together Mayors and officials from local and regional government business and technology leaders from around the globe to explore how Intelligent Communities enable growth and empower citizens Attendees will learn from each other through content rich presentations and abundant opportunities for networking One of the hidden jewels among American cities Columbus is home to the world s largest private research institute the largest land grant university the Midwest s largest venture capital firm IBM s premier data analytics center the United States top ranked science museum metropolitan library and zoo Two major nonprofit institutions Ohio State University and Battelle anchor its knowledge economy and will be deeply involved in the Summit program That program features

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    R D 2 way trade within the framework The group meets every 4 6 months A key element of the success of this committee is the collaborative nature of the committee members from across the community including their commitment to fund the Alliance In October 2014 when Canada s Governor General David Johnston CTT Inc s CEO John Jung and Eindhoven s Mayor van Gijzel participated in an Innovation Round table in the Hague it elevated the status of the collaboration to senior Dutch officials from government and the monarchy Shortly thereafter both Ambassadors visited the Waterloo Region to assess how the Alliance could be incorporated into the Royal Dutch Visit planned for May 2015 During the visit by King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima the Alliance received substantial media attention and raised community awareness by their majesties witnessing the re signing of the agreement by Canada s Technology Triangle Brainport Eindhoven and the Region of Waterloo In September 2014 Barrday a Cambridge Ontario high tech company that manufactures innovative fiber reinforcements prepregs laminates coating adhesives and core materials selected Brainport Region to address their growing customer base in Europe They will start with 5 employees and have grown to 20 In early 2015 both communities hired lead generators to identify companies on the cusp of international expansion that could be targeted for our respective locations Each community identified target industries and developed a list of deliverables with their consultants With generous Canadian government matching funding ICCI the three municipalities the University of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo contributed to identifying low hanging fruit in R D collaboration and foreign direct investment opportunities in the southern Netherlands region Since then five companies have visited prospects Waterloo region two companies have landed in Waterloo Region and a list of leads

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    region also received in 2011 Because of their mutual international recognition and the specific attention that it bestows the communities began a conversation that led to a strategic alliance and unique international form of economic development that read full article ICF Renaissance Dialogues Dr Norman Jacknis Monday October 26 2015 This is the first entry in ICF s Renaissance Dialogue Series The new series features ICF s founders in short podcast dialogues with prominent planners visionaries and leaders from cities and towns worldwide who are transforming their places into those that use technology to become attractive homes for everyone It is an insider s look at the read full article Live Stream of the Dublin Institute Launch Event and Smart21 Announcement Wednesday October 21 2015 Throughout the day there will be a live stream from the launch event for the Dublin Institute for the Study of Intelligent Community culminating with the announcement of the Smart21 Communities of 2016 at 4 00pm EST The theme Intelligent Infrastructure will focus on digital infrastructure as the foundation for global competitiveness and read full article Intelligent Community Forum Launches New Connected Countryside Crowd funding Campaign to Benefit Rural Communities Around the Globe Tuesday September 29 2015 The Intelligent Community Forum ICF today announced the launch of a crowd funding campaign for its New Connected Countryside project The campaign can be found on Indiegogo and at www connectedcountryside com and will be active until November 30 The New Connected Countryside will counter the severe and rising economic pressure faced by rural read full article European Migrants Problem or Opportunity Monday September 14 2015 Every day now the migrants flow north by the thousands from the arc of chaos on the Mediterranean s southern shore Their fearful inspiring stories grip the world and confront the nations

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    most populous city with its official creation in December 2010 Previously it was a county surrounding the capital city of Tapei and its geography and history pose special challenges NTPC sprawls across the northern tip of Taiwan with a large hole in its center occupied by the capital For most of its history it served as a mix of bedroom community and industrial zone for the capital which meant that transportation networks economic ties and governance focused on flows into and out of the center Eighty percent of its population was not born in NTPC and consists of a wildly diverse group of aboriginal Taiwanese immigrants from mainland China and other Taiwanese cities and residents from 120 countries Under Mayor Chu NTPC has worked to unify the new city and create a dynamic economy distinct from that of the capital Massive investments in transportation are creating highways and transit lines that ringing Taipei connect the city s 29 districts and more than 1 000 villages This is paralleled by communications deployment The NTPC government has collaborated with telecom and cable TV companies to make ADSL available to 99 of the population while speeds of up to 60 Mbps are available to 94 and 4G WiMax reaches 85 A network of 12 500 WiFi hotspots provide free service from locations throughout the city Taiwan is a land of industrial parks and NTPC s government has succeeded in attracting nearly US 10 billion of investment in eight developments focused on such growth areas as ICT digital media biotech green energy and logistics More than 3 000 precision manufacturers now represent an industry output exceeding US 30 billion Complementing this physical infrastructure of innovation the city has promoted the growth of cloud computing both as an industry sector and a solution for government

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