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    The Forum also presented its 2015 Visionary of the Year Award to Dr Chih Chiang Jason Hu currently Vice Chairman of the Want Want Group and a former three term mayor of the city of Taichung Dr Hu was introduced by Bruce Linghu the representative of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office TECO of Canada During his introduction Ambassador Linghu noted that Dr Hu had also headed the nation s TECO organization during his distinguished career The Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year Award is presented to an individual or organization that has taken a leadership role in promoting broadband technology and applications as an essential and transformative human utility and whose work has had global impact on the entire Intelligent Community movement Dr Hu was cited for his decades of work but specifically his role as Taichung mayor where he transformed the Mechanical Kingdom of Asia into a high tech creative hub that is both the third largest exporter of precision machinery and with Asia s largest new opera house a cultural center Read more about the 2015 Visionary of the Year Dr Chih Chiang Jason Hu here The Intelligent Community Forum is an independent think tank and presented the awards as part of its annual Summit The Summit was held outside of New York for the first time since 2003 ICF returned to Toronto where the movement was born 20 years ago during the founders first event Smart 95 The ICF Summit was attended by 500 thought leaders from around the world including the world s 2015 Top7 Intelligent Communities and previous Intelligent Communities of the Year including New York Calgary Waterloo Toronto Eindhoven Taipei and Taichung The event was produced in association with ICF Canada and host city partners Waterfront Toronto the City of Toronto Invest Toronto and a number of sponsoring organizations Mayors city managers CIOs and executives of leading technology companies from around the world as well as academics economic developers and urban planners are part of the Intelligent Community movement and participated in the five day Summit www icfsummit2015 com Intelligent Community of the Year 2015 Snapshot Columbus Ohio USA Columbus is a city of sharp contrasts The capital of the state of Ohio it has the highest metropolitan concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in America and is the home of the research school Ohio State University OSU and Battelle the world s biggest private research institute But the city also has a large low income population stranded by the decline of low skilled factory employment and is ranked 46 th out of the 50 largest US cities for upward mobility As a result average per capita income trails America s and its employers struggle to find qualified staff while unemployment and low wage jobs afflict too many citizens Municipal Broadband Attracts Competitors Columbus attacked these challenges on multiple fronts and through collaboration among government education business and institutions It is also leading a regional approach to economic development with surrounding communities including former

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    for the ones to come When the Australian government s National Broadband Network was announced in 2009 Ipswich partnered with local communities to create what they called the Western Corridor National Broadband Network and attract national investment A Digital Hub project and Digital Enterprise program are equipping citizens and business with digital skills while Ipswich begins a major redevelopment of its city center where digital technologies will be used to attract tenants and to improve public safety Green standards will make the center one of the most sustainable in Australia Mitchell South Dakota USA Making its first appearance as a Top7 Intelligent Community of the Year the rural community of Mitchell has been shaped by declining demand for employment in agriculture A strategic plan developed in the late 1980s named Vision 2000 called for a community wide emphasis on education healthcare infrastructure and recreation It led to the merger of two hospitals creating a unified healthcare system that became the city s biggest employer and the construction of new schools that partnered with the local university and recreation center to advance educational excellence Telecommunications development has created another economy on top of Mitchell s agricultural one consisting of engineering consulting and software companies that have made Mitchell into a regional hub for expertise and services ICF said it demonstrates the hope that broadband and new ideas in planning offer to rural communities and towns New Taipei City Taiwan New Taipei City is appearing for the second consecutive year as a Top7 Intelligent Community a feat all the more impressive because the city was only formed in 2010 from the county surrounding Taiwan s capital city of Taipei Mayor Eric Chu the founding mayor of the city and a national political figure set out to transform a loose collection of suburban cities and rural land into a unified metropolis Massive investment went into high speed roads and rails to unite the doughnut shaped city while broadband advances coupled with a Knowledge Bridge project has driven industry university collaboration projects and provided talent and job matchmaking Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rio de Janeiro a first time Top7 Intelligent Community of the Year is a city as famous for its natural beauty and Carnival spirit as for its crime plagued slums But ambition good luck and more innovative leadership have given the city a boost Rio s hosting of the 2014 World Cup as well as winning the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics gave the city opportunities to revitalize itself plan a range of future centered activities including a better transportation system and to deal with long standing infrastructure problems ICT programs such as The Knowledge Squares and The Rio Datamine have also helped Rio in it s mission to create a future worthy of its nickname Cidade Maravilhosa or the Marvelous City Surrey British Columbia Canada Surrey another first time Top7 Intelligent Community is a city in transition from a suburban past in the shadow of Vancouver to a sustainable

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    in places where population density has historically provided an edge We believe that the middle of nowhere is no more Former Cisco executive futurist and Intelligent Community Forum Senior Fellow Norman Jacknis heads the Intelligent Community Forum s Rural Imperative efforts worldwide Roberto Gallardo an associate Extension professor at MSU and the MSU institute s leader said Mississippi will become a focal point for a worldwide effort designed to capitalize on the many opportunities and challenges rural communities face when transitioning to and planning for the digital age From workforce development to civic engagement to telehealth to retaining youth this partnership with the Intelligent Community Forum offers Mississippi s rural communities and eventually the Southeast and the nation a chance to learn from 20 years of research and the identification of best practices Gallardo said The institute at MSU will conduct both research and outreach on the digital age The institute will help communities better transition and plan for the digital age through an educational planning process The institute can also help communities participate in an international Intelligent Community Award process which creates recognition for communities that excel Joy Foy director of the Mississippi Development Authority s Asset Development Division said this new collaboration will benefit Mississippi communities The Mississippi Development Authority welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with the MSU Extension Service and the Intelligent Community Institute to build on the state s successes thus far in meeting the challenges of the digital economy Foy said MDA and the Asset Development Division look forward to the added value that the institute will bring to our existing partnership with MSUES EDITORS NOTE A video of Roberto Gallardo and Lou Zacharilla discussing the MSU Intelligent Community Institute is available for free and unrestricted use Here is the link to the video

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    unemployed The Smart21 Communities of 2015 is comprised of five communities from the United States four communities from Australia four communities from Taiwan three communities from Canada and one community each from Brazil Japan Kazakhstan Kenya and New Zealand Perhaps surprisingly no European or Chinese community appears on this year s list Thirteen communities reappeared on the list with the ICF s first Kazakhstani city making the Smart21 NOTE The Intelligent Community Forum produced a video about the Smart21 for 2015 It can be viewed here https www youtube com watch v iZo6o5TOch8 Intelligent Community Forum Smart21 Communities for 2015 Community Country Population Arlington County Virginia USA 210 280 Astana Kazakhstan 832 000 Aurora Illinois USA 203 008 Changhua County Taiwan 1 300 000 Columbus Ohio USA 822 553 Dubuque Iowa USA 58 253 Edmonton Alberta Canada 877 926 Ipswich Queensland Australia 185 000 Mitchell South Dakota USA 15 254 Nairobi County Kenya 3 380 000 New Taipei City Taiwan 3 959 855 Prospect and the Eastern Region Alliance South Australia Australia 296 862 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6 453 682 Sherbrooke Quebec Canada 169 200 Shiojiri City Japan 67 824 Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia 278 202 Surrey British Columbia Canada 502 000 Taitung County Taiwan 226 252 Taoyuan County Taiwan 2 050 600 Whanganui New Zealand 43 100 Whittlesea Victoria Australia 186 368 The announcement of the Smart21 list was made at the kickoff dinner for the 3 rd annual Intelligent Community Symposium at Walsh University Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community in North Canton Ohio USA The Symposium attracts international experts in the fields of education technology and business to discuss successful strategies for building prosperous and sustainable communities The event featured Google s Education Evangelist Jaimie Casap and Tim Jones Toronto s legendary social entrepreneur and CEO of Artscape Jones coined the phrase placemaking and helped foster a global practice in the field The Symposium also marked the launch of the Institute s Leadership Academy a course designed to educate students community leaders and ICF movement champions on the Intelligent Community Indicators Evaluation of Intelligent Community Forum Awards Program nominations is based on the five Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy In addition the Awards are guided by this year s theme The Revolutionary Community which focuses 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 ICF released a white paper discussing the theme which can be downloaded here The Smart21 Communities of 2015 will next provide more detailed data through an extensive questionnaire which is evaluated by an independent research firm The seven highest scoring cities or regions will then be named the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year on January 22 in Taichung City Taiwan the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year In June

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2014 Intelligent Community Forum and University of Oulu Finland Start Research Collaboration Published Friday October 17 2014 Oulu Finland The Intelligent Community Forum and the University of Oulu are announcing the launch of

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    Community often begins in crisis It may be a severe economic downturn after major employers relocate It may be accelerating brain drain as the community s most talented people leave in search of opportunity Or it may be more subtle a dawning awareness that the community faces profound risks to its future In response to crisis Intelligent Communities hold public consultations launch programs and build infrastructure that they hope will create a new foundation for prosperity and wellbeing But once the crisis is past how do Intelligent Communities maintain their momentum and avoid being caught unprepared by the next wave of change They engage in urban and regional planning a deliberate strategic and collaborative effort to design a prosperous inclusive and sustainable future for their people But this is planning with a difference They know that today s disruptions in technology the economy and the environment will only grow more intense They understand the profound impact that the Broadband Economy will have on their physical form the delivery of services and their competitive advantages So they approach the planning of land use and infrastructure sustainability and community development in revolutionary ways Creativity is added to the mix in ways never before imagined In the process they reinvent what it means to plan More information will become available in a white paper The Revolutionary Community to be published on the Nominations page at www intelligentcommunity org nominations Urban planning has to adapt to the same forces that are transforming cities towns and regions said Intelligent Community Forum co founder John G Jung an urban design expert The risk for planners today is that if they only pay attention to the physical form of the city or region without taking its virtual form into account they will increasingly be out of step with the needs of the places for which they are planning Criteria for Becoming an Intelligent Community Evaluation of nominations is based on the ICF s five Intelligent Community Indicators which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy This year the Intelligent Community Forum is piloting the addition of a sixth Indicator focusing on environmental sustainability In addition to the Community Indicators this year s Intelligent Community Awards are guided by the 2015 theme Stages of the Program The Awards program is a 12 month three stage process First Stage The Smart21 After review of nominations received from cities and regions worldwide by an international academic team the Intelligent Community Forum will announce the Smart21 Communities of the Year on Oct 21 2014 The announcement will be made at Walsh University in Ohio USA home to the Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community Second Stage The Top7 The Intelligent Community Forum invites the Smart21 to complete a detailed questionnaire which is evaluated by an independent research firm The seven highest scoring cities or regions are then named as the Top7

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    cities have found ways to prosper from the relentless rise of Information Technology IT and connectivity that in other places is destroying jobs and making whole industries obsolete at an unprecedented rate Brain Gain explains how IT is driving global economic change and probes the big issues of work and well being the innovation economy offshoring immigration and the future of the urban rural economic divide The book explores these issues not in theory or at the global level but through the experiences of cities and regions that have faced challenging problems and found imaginative solutions The disruptive forces of technology have an important role to play in overcoming the ill effects of such disruption but the success of Intelligent Communities described in Brain Gain is the result of their citizens leadership vision and ambition Producing and attracting talent with the right mix of skills for today and doing what it takes to create local employment opportunities is not just necessary it s the whole game said Robert Bell Brain Gain s lead researcher Technology based disruption has raised the difficulty to a whole new level The places we call home are either experiencing brain gain or brain drain and the difference defines the path of prosperity and the quality of life in a community For example Brain Gain looks at cities as diverse as Taichung Taiwan home to 2 6 million people and Mitchell South Dakota USA home to 15 000 Taichung has used information and communications technology to gives its thousands of small to midsize manufacturers a global competitive advantage while Mitchell has literally built a new communications engineering and consulting economy employing hundreds of well paid specialists on top of its traditional agricultural one Other Intelligent community success stories detailed in Brain Gain include Birmingham UK Chattanooga Tennessee USA Columbus Ohio USA Eindhoven Netherlands Moncton New Brunswick Canada New York City Oulu Finland Pirai Brazil Riverside California USA Stratford Ontario Canada Taipei Taiwan Tallinn Estonia Taoyuan County Taiwan Toronto Ontario Canada and Waterloo Ontario Canada Mayor Andre Santini of the French high tech hub of Issy les Moulineaux and a former Visionary of the Year said Brain Gain explores the most important issue facing cities today whether they are technology centers or in the middle of agricultural lands The issue is how to attract and retain the talented people who provide the energy of the modern economy The lessons it offers based on the experience of leading cities around the world are of great value Visit www BrainGainBook com for more information reviews and video of the co authors discussing the book About the Intelligent Community Forum The Intelligent Community Forum studies and promotes the best practices of the world s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology ICT To help communities build prosperous economies solve social problems and enrich local cultures the Intelligent Community Forum conducts research hosts events publishes newsletters and books and produces

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    to the changes of the digital era he said Despite a controversial political situation with Toronto s Mayor Rob Ford that provided a unique public challenge Toronto has achieved economic growth The city s Prosperity Agenda a plan that brings together the city s stakeholders who can and want to contribute to Toronto s long term prosperity is built around a single vision It is a call to action for a renewed level of investment in the city as well as cooperation among industry labor educators and orders of government to enhance competitiveness and stimulate sustained economic growth for the benefit of all And despite the fact that the labor workforce and population have both grown year over year the unemployment rate in Toronto is at its lowest since 2008 As the evening began the Intelligent Community Forum presented its 2014 Visionary of the Year Award to Suneet Singh Tuli the CEO of DataWind Tuli who lives in the Greater Toronto Area GTA earned this honour for the development of the Aakash II UbiSlate tablets which the Intelligent Community Forum believes will revolutionize access to knowledge for billions of people and stabilize communities in the process The tablet is the world s cheapest computer according to Forbes Magazine In one of his best known quotes regarding his mission Tuli said I don t care about creating the iPad killer I care about the four billion people who can afford this device Tuli has previously been recognized by Forbes Magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a classroom revolutionary using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally He was also named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Sikh Awards The Intelligent Community Forum is an independent think tank and presented the awards as part of its annual Summit Today s Summit was attended by nearly 250 thought leaders from around the world including the world s 2014 Top7 Intelligent Communities and previous Intelligent Communities of the Year including New York Waterloo Eindhoven and Taichung The event was produced in association with New York University s Polytechnic Institute Mayors city managers CIOs and executives of leading technology companies from around the world as well as academics and urban planners are part of the Intelligent Community movement and participated in the three day Summit www icfsummit com Intelligent Community of the Year 2014 Snapshot Toronto Ontario Canada Toronto has both the assets and the liabilities that come with being Canada s largest city On the asset side is its diverse economy with key clusters in finance media ICT and film production and success as a magnet for immigrants that have made it one of the most multicultural cities in the world Major carriers offer high quality broadband to 100 of residents and its five major universities and multiple colleges have attracted 400 000 students and helped ensure that Toronto has more residents with undergraduate degrees than London England Toronto is challenged by the highest cost of living in Canada and

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