WHEN IT COMES TO BROADBAND, MILLENNIALS VOTE WITH THEIR FEET

Purdue University’s Purdue Center for Regional Development and ICF have published a thought-worthy article in the Daily Yonder on the evolution taking place in the US rural area.  This article is republished from the Daily Yonder. For more see: http://www.dailyyonder.com/comes-broadband-millennials-vote-feet/2018/04/11/24960/. Their conclusion? That the new connected countryside is a work in progress. The authors are Professor Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director…

bee smart city and Intelligent Community Forum announce partnership

bee smart city, Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), and ICF Canada have signed a partnership agreement to accelerate the global development of smart cities and intelligent communities. With the new partnership, the three organizations join forces to facilitate the creation of prosperous and livable smart cities and intelligent communities around the world. The partners share the view that the successful city,…

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. See last month’s ICF Canada Newsletter for more speakers profiled or go to the ICF Website: https://www.intelligentcommunity.org/summit_18_speakers Sir Nigel Shadbolt…

How to Kickstart your Smart Community Journey

On February 15, a set of ICF Canada Webinars took place over the course of a full day in British Columbia, hosted by the B.C. Government with the theme – “Smart Communities: How BC communities can leverage the Smart Revolution”. The first webinar essentially covered a range of topics to help communities, especially rural and small towns in B. C.…

Blog: Smart Cities- a Dominant Feature of Barcelona’s 2018 Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona is always a big show. With well over 100,000 attendees, mostly visitors from out of town, this show fills the hotels and restaurants of the city and adds significantly to Barcelona’s tax coffers. Yet, the streets were not filled as last year, but that may have had something to do with the unusual…

Hamilton, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada’s Finalists in the 2018 Intelligent Community Awards Program

On February 7, 2018, the Intelligent Community Forum named the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2018.  In the list of seven cities, Hamilton and Winnipeg were identified having gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City to Intelligent Community.”  This year’s list includes communities from four nations. In addition to Canada’s two Top7 Intelligent Communities, Taiwan has three, and Australia and…

“What is the foundation for ‘smart’ in smart communities, and who is part of the intelligent community?”

When: Thursday, March 22. 6:16-8:30pm Where: Cisco Innovation Centre, RBC WaterPark Place, 88 Queens Quay W. Contact: Steve Symonds steve.symonds@insightaas.com Increasingly, ‘intelligence’ is delivered through the interconnection of an instrumented physical world – IoT – and the sharing of digital information throughout an ecosystem of stakeholders who each play a role in creating economic, social or environmental benefit in a…

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…