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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About 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 2007 Three Canadian Communities Honored for Promoting Socially Responsible Technology itBusiness ca Published Monday December 3 2007 by Joaquim P Menezes Their smart and sensitive use of technology to foster socio economic progress has led three Canadian cities Edmonton AB Vancouver BC and Fredericton NB to be named among the world s 21 smartest communities New York based ICF is a non profit think tank that focuses on job creation and economic development in the broadband economy The Smart21 announcement is the first stage of ICF s annual Intelligent Community of the Year awards cycle It will be followed in January 2008 by naming of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year shortlisted from among the Smart21 The cycle will conclude in New York City on May 16 2008 where one community from the 21 will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year during the annual Building the Broadband

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    Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About 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 2007 E Town Wins Techno Award Edmonton Sun Published Thursday November 29 2007 E town wins techno award Edmonton has won a national award for promoting and embracing technology The city was yesterday named a Smart 21 Community by the non profit Intelligent Community Forum for excellence in the development of a prosperous economy that maximizes broadband and information technology The Smart 21 rating means Edmonton is a semfinalist in the ICF s annual contest for the most intelligent community of the year The seven finalists will be selected mid January in Hawaii Our Smart 21 represent a unique group of communities each of whom can tell the world that they are using broadband technology to keep their children in their communities and to make their government more efficient Louis Zacharilla co founder of the ICF said in a release The ICF a think tank based

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    Seizing Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About 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 2007 Vancouver Brains as Well as Beauty Vancouver Sun Published Wednesday November 21 2007 by Gilbert Shaw Vancouver isn t just another pretty face In fact the city has made the first cut as one of the world s smartest cities in a selection by a New York based think tank that focuses on economic development in the broadband economy The Intelligent Community Forum lauds the city s highly skilled workforce its burgeoning technology sector and broadband initiatives ranging from e government to wireless connectivity Vancouver was named among the top 21 smartest cities of the world In January it finds out if it has made the short list of the seven top cities with the final winner for 2008 to be announced in May in New York How smart are we That s a good question we ll find out soon said Colin Stein manager of communications and operations for the

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    as One of the Most Intelligent Communities Worldwide di ve com news Published Saturday November 10 2007 VALLETTA Malta The Intelligent Community Forum ICF has recognised Malta as one of the 21 most intelligent communities worldwide The community has termed Malta this year s surprise Smart 21 community This community joins others by world renowed organisations such as World Economic Forum the European Commission and the Economist Intelligence Unit The

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    Print Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2007 Legacy Warning for Digital Dundee BBC News Published Saturday September 1 2007 Legacy warning for digital Dundee One of the world s leading digital experts has urged Dundee to train more unemployed people in new technology to combat manufacturing job cuts Hundreds of posts have been axed in the city

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    the Gangnam District of Seoul Korea s director of computerization and Information Division Gangnam was an agricultural district in the 1970s with a gross domestic product per person on par with the poorer nations of Africa Today through the wise deployment and use of broadband technology it represents 25 percent of Seoul s entire economy Additionally it has had a significant positive impact on education e government and digital democracy One of the most surprising interactions I had was with His Excellency the Consul General of Afghanistan I was stunned to hear and see evidence of the almost miraculous improvement in communications and education throughout his country With the fall of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan there were only 12 000 phone lines in the country Today there are more than 2 million phone lines in the country and high speed Internet is available in all provinces This is having a tremendously positive impact on education in particular because of the Afghani s dependence on the Internet for reference material for the schools I was so surprised because this was such good news and we so seldom hear good news coming out of Afghanistan There were other communities represented at the conference including Waterloo Ontario Canada Dundee Scotland Taipei Taiwan the Commonwealth of Dominica and Portugal Closer to home the mayor and director of Economic Development from Bettendorf Iowa were gracious enough to spend some time with me discussing how their community has been transformed from an agricultural manufacturing hub to a city with a vibrant and diversified economy through the use of broadband technology I am sure that you are asking the same question that I did many times Why in the world was the director of Information Technology for the city of Ashland asked to speak at such

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    Current Press Coverage 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2007 Waterloo Canada Intelligent Community of the Year Urban and Regional Innovation URENI org Research Unit Portal Published Friday June 8 2007 by Panagiotis Tsarchopoulis Intelligent Community Forum IFC named Waterloo Ontario Canada as recipient of its 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year award The city of 115 000 people is the

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    2006 2005 2004 and Earlier Press Coverage 2007 Another Reason to Invest in Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate kwmarketwatch wordpress com Published Wednesday May 30 2007 by Benjamin Bach Waterloo is the smartest city in the world From the Waterloo Chronicle Waterloo might not be the centre of the universe but it is the world s most intelligent community as selected by an international think tank last Friday Waterloo Mayor Brenda

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