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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal January 25 2013 Intelligent Community Forum names the world s Top7 Intelligent Communities all with a track record of new jobs and innovative development January 23 2013 Intelligent Community Forum tells Canadian Smart Cities Summit in Toronto why communities must focus on developing and keeping talented workers January 23 2013 2012 Intelligent Community Forum author provides Nobel Week insight on how to keep communities from slipping into economic and social darkness December 10 2012 John Jung co founder of the Intelligent Community Forum provides insight at the Global Forum on what makes a successful city in the 21st century economy November 11 2012 John Jung co founder of the Intelligent Community Forum provides insight to India Business Community on what makes a successful city in the 21st century economy November 4 2012 As threat of global downturn demands new approaches ICF offers solutions with new book and announcement of 2013 list of world s most intelligent places October 21 2012 Intelligent Community Forum provides insight to Metropolitan Moscow on what makes an intelligent community in the 21st century economy October 17 2012 Globally Recognized Expert on Government Innovation Dr Norman Jacknis to Keynote ICF Symposium Luncheon Oct 25 October 1 2012 Visionary Founder of TED Ed Logan Smalley among Presenters to Headline ICF Institute Morning Workshop on Education Oct 25 September 24 2012 Walsh Hosts Inaugural ICF Global Symposium Oct 24 25 September 6 2012 Taichung City Taiwan Signs MOU in First Step Toward Membership in ICF s Global Association of Intelligent Communities July 25 2012 ICF Opens Nominations for 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Award July 10 2012 ICF Names Riverside California USA as its Intelligent Community of the Year 2012 June 8 2012 Intelligent Community Forum Welcomes Ottawa and New Taipei City to its Global Association of Intelligent Communities June 4 2012 Intelligent Community Forum Honors Vigilante Taxi Driver Program from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico with 2012 Founders Award May 7 2012 ICF Names Australia s Stephen Conroy as its 2012 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year March 26 2012 ICF and Walsh University Establish First of its kind Institute to Strengthen International Ties with Stark County Ohio February 29 2012 Intelligent Community Forum Announces Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2012 January 18 2012 2011 Intelligent Community Forum Announces Smart21 Communities of 2012 October 21 2011 ICF Names Eindhoven Region of the Netherlands as its Intelligent Community of the Year 2011 June 3 2011 ICF Launches New Centers of Excellence Project June 2 2011 Intelligent Community Forum Names Recipients of 2011 Founders Awards May 18 2011 ICF Names Finland s Minister of Communications Suvi Linden as the 2011 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year April 4 2011 Intelligent Community Forum Announces Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2011 January 19 2011 2010 Intelligent Community Forum Announces Smart21 Communities of 2011 October 21 2010 Intelligent Community Forum Contributes to US Broadband Stimulus Program in Rural Minnesota May 21 2010 Intelligent Community Forum and

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Nations Rural Imperative Speakers News Blog Visionary Voices Video Press Releases Press 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 Go Back ICF Library Books Reports and White Papers The Revolutionary Community Urban and regional planning Community as Canvas Culture as a development tool

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    create communities that thrive Brain Gain How Innovative cities create job growth in an age of disruption is a survival manual for cities and regions on how to build economic prosperity and meet social challenges in an age of technological change Why has the global economy created a projected jobs gap of 75 million persons Why are jobless recoveries now commonplace and why are middle skilled jobs being erased Brain Gain explains how innovation combined with Information and Communications Technology ICT is driving global economic change and has created a new force to be dealt with the global connectivity of the broadband Internet Brain Gain probes the big issues of work and well being the innovation economy offshoring immigration and the future of big cities and small towns as they deal with the broadband economy Innovation and advances in communications technology destroy jobs but also create new ones cities must decide if they want to take actions that will provide a brain gain or a brain drain The book explores these crucial issues through the experiences of cities and regions that have faced challenging problems and found imaginative solutions With the guidance of the Intelligent Community Forum citizens in aspiring

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    of skills costs quality infrastructure and access to markets its economy will suffer because ICT frees employers to shop the world for the best deal And the right mix is not something fixed and immutable it constantly evolves as poor nations become rich tastes change and technology upends old assumptions But this storm cloud also has a silver lining The same ICT revolution that threatens long established ways of life also offers communities powerful new tools to build a better future Communities large and small in industrialized and developing nations are finding ways to create prosperity solve social challenges and strengthen their cultures on a foundation of ICT innovation Rather than letting the global economy run roughshod they are seizing their destinies with both hands and turning legacy into opportunity Inside the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2012 Seizing Our Destiny tells the story of seven cities that did just that They did it in large part by accelerating the pace of innovation in business government and institutions to keep pace with a more innovative world In the process they offer lessons on how to innovate in governing how to build political will for change and how to understand and adapt creatively to the demands of the new century Read the Reviews Building Intelligent Communities Book Review It s reassuring as a Canadian to read about municipal leaders exhibiting wisdom commitment and leadership writes Paul Kennedy in his review of the ICF book Seizing our Destiny 2012 s best communities to live work grow and proper in and how they got that way The review is in the Jan Feb 2013 issue of IT in Canada Seizing Our Destiny 2012 s best communities to live work grow and prosper in Book Review So simple it is brilliant A small but insightful

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    practices for creating a knowledge workforce with the skills needed to create local prosperity How leading communities pursue digital inclusion to ensure that the benefits of technology reach all of their citizens and businesses How government and business working together can foster innovation that drives economic growth How broadband and information technology build social capital at the local level From Broadband Economies Geographic location and natural resources once determined a community s economic future But today we live in the Broadband Economy a global economic engine powered by communications whether it is fiber optic cables stretching between continents DSL connections in the home or mobile devices in our pockets Now it is the skills of the labor force and the ability of business and government to adapt and innovate that power prosperity The good news is that the Broadband Economy has also given communities powerful new tools to build local prosperity inclusion and a sustainable future Today low cost broadband and information technology are creating new kinds of businesses and entire new industries They enable companies to be global exporters including the export of skills knowledge and culture which were never portable before They can ensure that schools in remote regions and inner cities have access to the latest information tools They link rural healthcare providers to leading medical centers and local law enforcement to national information grids Individuals and local 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 and IT can reduce the incentives for their young people to move away in search of opportunity and a better quality of life but only if communities know how to put them to effective use Order online Click here

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Pelton and Dr Indu Singh This book is about the future More precisely it is about the future of cities and how they ultimately shape the future of our planet The predominant influence of cities comes from many sources It is here that the majority of all humans live It is here that new technologies and major scientific discoveries and inventions arise It is here that new strategies for sustainable development renewable energy and combating climate change arise These communities with their enhanced systems their new technology and their new ways of re inventing the urban experience will influence global evolution spur technological advancement and redefine the human experience in the 21st century The future city is about human potential and overcoming the challenges that face Homo Sapiens at this critical time of our evolution With each decade the challenges only seem to escalate The Evolution of Urban Communities In Future Cities three authors futurists urban experts and systems architects consider how the demands of the 21st Century will reshape the places where half of the world s population lives From the history of urban development to the challenges of climate change and terrorism they show how technology advances have shaped cities and how the demands of urban living will drive major improvements in energy use transportation communications public safety security and human welfare They challenge policymakers to incorporate the new tools of urban development into their thinking but even more importantly to understand the urgent need for a new approach to economic growth one that severs the ties between production and pollution between urbanization and degraded quality of life and between greater individual liberty and increased vulnerability to threat Order online or click here for order form Dr Joseph Pelton left is the award winning author of over 25

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Go Back Support the Forum The Intelligent Community Forum is supported by its activities the annual Summit Intelligent Community Institutes Community Accelerator services and speaking engagements by its leadership In addition we seek the support of organizations and individuals for specific projects undertaken to expand the scope of our work or improve our ability to share it with others We invite you to donate online to any of the following projects The New Connected Countryside The New Connected Countryside is an online platform where rural community leaders residents institutions and businesses from around the world can connect exchange advice share resources and build a global network of peers Year round they will share their discoveries their successes failures and lessons learned with each other Once each year they will come together for a virtual global conference featuring mayors county executives technologists educators investors and all the other players in the new rural economy MORE ICF Library The Forum publishes books and reports on issues of vital importance to the future of cities and regions from creating employment growth in an

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