Global networking through ICF Nations and Institutes

ICF formed its first Institute for the study and advancement of the Intelligent Community movement in Ohio about 6 years ago followed by an ICF Institute in Mississippi. Another ICF Institute will be launched this month in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, focused on Taiwan and SE Asian smart cities. Others are in the works in Europe, Canada and in the USA.…

Dublin ICF Global Institute

April 17 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE Cleveland, OH 44114 • Join the Institute at Net Inclusion 2018 • Gain resources to address challenges and opportunities in your community • Overview of recent legislation regarding broadband and local control Community Strategies in Action – What is an Intelligent Community and…

Community Broadband Testing

Are you a Canadian municipality or community interested in your broadband connectivity and readiness to be a smart city? You might be the right partner for our community-led broadband measurement pilot project. We want to develop best practices for communities to measure, recruit or analyze the performance of their local broadband. We are hoping to find a couple community partners…

Featured Speakers at ICF Summit ’18

  At the ICF Summit, 4-6 June in London, you will hear from public- and private-sector speakers from across the world about their communities’ successes and how they got there. Here are some of the speakers you'll hear from this year: Andrew Carter Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Cities Andrew became Chief Executive of the Centre in April 2017. He…

Smart Resilience Technology: Future-Ready Canadian Communities

ICF Canada Webinar Recordings with RiskLogik now available: http://www.intelligentcommunity.org/smart_resilience_technology_future_ready_canadian_communities Resilience is "The ability of assets, networks and systems to anticipate, absorb, adapt to and rapidly recover from a disruptive event or shock." The frequency and intensity of disruptive events, stresses and shocks to communities across Canada is increasing. The sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment of Canadian…

Next ICF Canada “Smart City Challenge” Webinar: February 15

Invitation to join the ICF Canada Webinar: February 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST – 5:30 pm EST Learn about how to apply, the prizes and why aligning the Challenge’s proposal with your community’s priorities is important; Learn how to construct a winning “Challenge Statement”; and Learn from others how they have been able to rally their community in support.…

University of Calgary Certificate Program

Designing Smart and Secure Communities Certificate Making communities more intelligent and safer is an increasingly important issue. Citizens are expecting ever increasing levels of “smartness” from all levels of government, while also wanting to feel secure in their everyday lives. This can lead to controversy and requires a subtle approach. Aggressive measures like video surveillance on every street corner may provide security at the…

Hot off the Presses – ICF TOP7 Announcement – Press Release & Video:

The Intelligent Community Forum Names the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 Finalists in the 2018 Intelligent Community Awards Program (New York– 8 February 2018) – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 today.  This is the think tank’s 16th annual Top7 list of regions, cities or towns that have gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City…

The Canadian CommTech Show & Seminars with CommTech and CommTech West

Welcome DazzleMe Productions, a private, Canadian owned business to ICF Canada as one of its newest members. DazzleMe Productions annually presents the Canadian CommTech Show & Seminars, both CommTech East and CommTech West. 2018 Events CommTech East 2018 – April 17-18, Mississauga ON  https://www.commtechshow.com/east/ CommTech Awards Gala – April 16, Mississauga CommTech West 2018 – May 16-17, Calgary AB         https://www.commtechshow.com/west/…

Toronto launches UPPlift, Canada’s First Urban Pilot Program

In September 2017, the ICF Canada newsletter covered the development of UPPlift, a new virtual technology accelerator which aims to bring innovation to the built environment. Today we witnessed its official launch in Toronto. UPPlift, founded by Mikele Brack, has the support of major corporations, including Microsoft and QuadReal Property Group, and participation of the City of Toronto to create…