Nominate your Community for the 2019 Intelligent Community Awards

ICF Opens Nominations for 2019 Intelligent Community Awards, Announces “Infinite Learning” Theme for Program The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced “Infinite Learning” as the theme for the 2019 cycle of its prestigious Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program.  The Forum’s Intelligent Community of the Year will be named in June 2019 in New York City.  Nominations close on September…

Investors – Check out the ICF Canada Website for data on SMART21 Cities and Intelligent Communities in Canada

Investors, the ICF Canada Website is specifically designed to help you to identify Smart Cities and Intelligent Communities in Canada that have been qualified by an independent and international jury of peer city thought leaders. See: https://icf-canada.com/canadas-intelligent-communities/ . The most impressive part of the Website is the city profiles of each of the current 38 communities in Canada which include…

Megacities of the Future

Global Perspectives from the Moscow Urban Forum From July 17-22, 2018 Moscow hosted a massive global forum to discuss the future of cities, especially megacities, as well as launched a new conference center in the heart of Moscow’s newest park in 50 years, Zaryadye Park. Representatives from 50 countries attended the Moscow International Urban Forum. Over 10,000 delegates took part…

Intelligent Communities – Elements Beyond the Smart City

Smart Infrastructure is just the start of the journey to be an Intelligent Community ICF and ICF Canada thought leaders are often asked: “What is the difference between Smart Cities and Intelligent Communities?” That is a fair question, since many people have argued that there is no single definition of a Smart City or Smart Community. Some definitions are long and…

Smart Cities Guide Now Available

Thanks to the Canadian Urban Institute’s LS Networks, a practical and easy to follow smart cities guide is available for download now. Called “Smart Planning Our Smart Cities”, LS Networks uses case studies to provide communities across Canada with the necessary guidance for starting on their journey to become smart cities. The guide follows the framework outlined in Infrastructure Canada’s…

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit was held on June 26th on the border between Hamilton and Burlington at the Royal Botanical Gardens, presented by “Gowlings WLG”.  The Summit continues a tradition of economic development cooperation between Hamilton and Burlington by means of an annual summit and this year it expanded that cooperation to include Brampton, Cambridge, Guelph, Halton Hills, Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton,…

Intelligent Community 2019 Theme: “Infinite Learning”

The accelerating development of machine learning is beginning to transform the way we live.  From smart search engines and talking computers to facial recognition and automatic translation, the applications grow, each more sophisticated than the last and each delivering a service that, once upon a time, only human beings could provide.  The smartest systems of today are far from realizing…

Espoo, Finland – The 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year

On June 6, Espoo, Finland was honored as the 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year in London, England. Espoo is the first Nordic city named as Intelligent Community of the Year since Stockholm in 2009, and the first European Intelligent Community of the Year since Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2011. You can read the full announcement on ICF’s website. Espoo was…

ICF Canada delegation at the 2018 ICF Summit in London:

A large ICF Canada delegation attended the 2018 ICF Summit in London, joining delegations from Europe and Asia. Two of the TOP7 communities on stage this year were from Winnipeg and Hamilton. The Mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger, led the Hamilton Delegation. In addition, several Canadian members were speakers at various sessions and participants in the ICF Jury. Delegation members…

Clearcable Summit 2018 attracts 150 Leaders in Telecommunications:

Clearcable Network’s annual Summit 2018 on Thursday, June 21st has attracted 150 leaders from the telecommunications sector who will hear from a stellar cast of speakers, engage in a thought-provoking agenda and a private evening with Hamilton artist, author, and musician Tom Wilson all at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The inaugural event in 2005, a year after Clearcable had…