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    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 Northeast Ohio USA 2008 Tuesday January 1 2008 Northeast Ohio is an 18 county region bordering on one of America s Great Lakes to the north and including the major metropolitan center of Cleveland and the cities of Akron Canton and Youngstown To Americans of a certain age the names of those cities tell the tale of the Industrial Age from prosperity to stagnation and decline Yet the region retained hidden strengths world class health facilities a vibrant arts culture and respected institutions of higher learning During the 1990s the telecom industry built out more than 4 trillion of fiber optic communications systems that in most cases followed the traditional transportation corridors such as rail lines and highways This meant that Northeast Ohio found itself once again at the hub of a high capacity transportation network 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

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    and Rio also won the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics Preparation for these games turned the city into a construction site but also gave it opportunities to revitalize itself create a better transportation system and deal with long standing infrastructure problems including flooding Knowledge Squares Information and communications technology is at the heart of the transformation A central Operations Center was built by IBM in the aftermath of disastrous flooding in 2010 It has become the nerve center for city administration by displaying data from thousands of cameras and sensors and giving emergency managers a comprehensive view of problems and the resources available to deal with them The city also runs a high capacity fiber network Rio Digital linking 70 universities schools and research centers as well as city facilities But more profound has been the use of ICT to expand economic opportunity and make government better It has built Knowledge Squares in nearly 40 low income crime ridden neighborhoods These facilities offer classrooms labs digital libraries recreation areas and a cinema and provide young people and local communities with skills training in IT robots graphics Web design and video production The city has also built 32 Casa Rio Digital facilities in partnership with Cisco Intel and the Sequoia Foundation which have provided digital literacy training to 69 000 citizens How Information Improves Services The Rio Datamine is an open data system that makes available vast amounts of city information as well as powering a city hosted RioApps contest One RioApps winner was 26 year old computer engineer Andre Ikeda who used data on bus transit to create an app that put real time scheduling information into rider s hands The publicity and access to information created public pressure that led to sharp improvements in service Luck has

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    Economy presents an epic challenge to communities it also hands them a powerful new competitive tool Beginning in the 1990s carriers deployed the local networks that most of us think of as broadband DSL cable satellite and wireless within neighborhoods towns and cities At the same time the costs of computer software and hardware especially data storage plummeted in obedience to Gordon Moore s famous law that the storage capacity of microchips doubles every 18 months Through local broadband individuals small businesses institutions and local governments have gained access to worldwide information resources and a broad range of tools to connect both globally and locally Read profiles of Intelligent Communities Learn about the Intelligent Community Indicators Learn about the Broadband Economy Global Reach Local Gain Today broadband offers every community the opportunity to move from the periphery to the center in economic terms It creates new kinds of companies like Yahoo and Google even whole new industries It enables small companies to be global exporters including the export of skills and knowledge which were never before transportable across time zones or national borders It can ensure that schools in remote regions and inner cities have access to the latest information tools and reference sources It can link rural healthcare providers to leading medical centers and local law enforcement to national information grids Individuals and businesses can go global in search of low cost quality vendors and Web based tools can increase community involvement By boosting the economic and social well being of communities broadband can reduce the incentives for their young people to move away in search of opportunity and a better quality of life Paradoxically it can play a key role in giving communities a sustainable future in our ever more connected world Adapting to the Challenge But broadband

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    Economy presents an epic challenge to communities it also hands them a powerful new competitive tool Beginning in the 1990s carriers deployed the local networks that most of us think of as broadband DSL cable satellite and wireless within neighborhoods towns and cities At the same time the costs of computer software and hardware especially data storage plummeted in obedience to Gordon Moore s famous law that the storage capacity of microchips doubles every 18 months Through local broadband individuals small businesses institutions and local governments have gained access to worldwide information resources and a broad range of tools to connect both globally and locally Read profiles of Intelligent Communities Learn about the Intelligent Community Indicators Learn about the Broadband Economy Global Reach Local Gain Today broadband offers every community the opportunity to move from the periphery to the center in economic terms It creates new kinds of companies like Yahoo and Google even whole new industries It enables small companies to be global exporters including the export of skills and knowledge which were never before transportable across time zones or national borders It can ensure that schools in remote regions and inner cities have access to the latest information tools and reference sources It can link rural healthcare providers to leading medical centers and local law enforcement to national information grids Individuals and businesses can go global in search of low cost quality vendors and Web based tools can increase community involvement By boosting the economic and social well being of communities broadband can reduce the incentives for their young people to move away in search of opportunity and a better quality of life Paradoxically it can play a key role in giving communities a sustainable future in our ever more connected world Adapting to the Challenge But broadband

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    2 Knowledge Workforce Today all desirable jobs in industrialized economies and increasingly in developing economies as well require a higher component of knowledge than they did in the past It is by applying knowledge and specialized skills that employees add enough value to what they do to justify the cost of employing them In the future any employee whose value added does not exceed his or her salary cost can expect to be replaced sooner or later by software or hardware A continuous improvement in an evolving range of skills is the only route to personal prosperity 3 Innovation Innovation is essential to the interconnected economy of the 21st Century Intelligent Communities pursue innovation through a relationship between business government and such institutions as universities and hospitals The Innovation Triangle or Triple Helix helps keep the economic benefits of innovation local and creates an innovation ecosystem that engages the entire community in positive change Investments in innovative technology by government contribute to that culture and improve service to citizens while reducing operating costs 4 Digital Equality Digital equality is a simple principle that everyone in the community deserves access to broadband technologies and the skills to use them Like most principles it is easier to understand than it is to live The explosive advance of the broadband economy has worsened the exclusion of people who already play a peripheral role in the economy and society whether due to poverty lack of education prejudice age disability or simply where they live It has disrupted industries from manufacturing to retail services enlarging the number of people for whom the digital revolution is a burden rather than a blessing 5 Sustainability Improving current living standards while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same is at the core of sustainability Throughout

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