BLOG on the SMART21 Event in B.C.

Melissa Wight, the event planner for the February 22-24th 2021 SMART21 ICF event offers her second blogpost reflecting her perspective on developing the event within the co-creative and collaborative spirit of two communities in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Welcome Back! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  It’s Melissa the event…

Roundtable Series: How Does Taiwan Do It?

You are living in the midst of a pandemic, aren’t you? What are your statistics like where you live? In Taiwan, a nation of 23 million people, they have only recorded 700 COVID19 cases and 7 deaths. These numbers haven’t changed in months. People are living relatively normal lives going to visit friends and family, going to restaurants and to…

BLOG on the SMART21 Event in B.C.

Melissa Wight, the event planner for the February 2021 SMART21 offers her perspective on developing the event within the co-creative and collaborative spirit of two communities in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Hi Everyone, my name is Melissa, I’m the event planner for the next major ICF conference – the Smart 21 announcement – February 2021.   I am a…

Hear from Tallinn, Estonia, the 2020 Intelligent Community of the Year

On October 29, the final day of the 2020 Global Summit, ICF named Tallinn, Estonia as its 2020 Intelligent Community of the Year. Tallinn has been engaged in the Intelligent Community Awards program for over a decade, having been previously named to the list of the ICF’s Top7 Communities six times since 2007. Read the full announcement. Hear the ICF…

New ICF Book From Connectivity to Community is Now Available

Order Now From Connectivity to Community was written to help communities develop their broadband and digital assets that the modern economy demands and turn them into inclusive prosperity and social and cultural growth. It is written for community leaders in local governments and regional districts; for members of legislatures, educators, technology providers, business leaders, agencies, economic development and regional planning organizations;…

No Place but Home

The Network and The New Normal FINDING HOLISTIC COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS Governments and public sector entities around the world are searching for solutions to care for those in need, secure economies, maintain and grow jobs, facilitate access to education, and continue core service delivery. TJ Costello, Global Director, Cities and Transportation at Cisco wrote about this. “In the fall, I had…

Broadband University: “Smart Communities and How To Get There.”

i-VALLEY reports that it has been selected by Corning Fibre to create a video on “Smart Communities and How To Get There”  describing the value that can be extracted from a broadband network, and sets up the steps to achieving it. According to Corning, never has the lack of broadband been felt more acutely than now when we are all…

Scaling up in rural Canada

BC tech firm’s success a blueprint for growth outside of big tech’s shadow Alex Coop writes in ITWorld Canada (published on November 23rd, 2020) about one of North America’s largest Salesforce consulting and app development firms that is betting big on rural Canada. He says that other small enterprises should mimic them to help Canada accelerate its overdue transition to…

2020 Intelligent Community of the Year Announcement: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia is Named as 2020 Intelligent Community of the Year For the first time in the twenty-one-year history of the award, the Intelligent Community Forum honored an Estonian city with its top award today when it named Tallinn, Estonia as its 2020 Intelligent Community of the Year. Tallinn has been engaged in the Intelligent Community Awards program for over…

Join us February 21-23, 2021 for the SMART21 Conference in British Columbia: “From Surviving to Thriving”

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named Maple Ridge and the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada as co-hosts of the February 2021 ICF Smart21 Conference: From Surviving to Thriving using the ICF Method. The Smart21 Communities announcement will take place as part of a 2.5-day conference from February 21-23, 2021. “We’re excited to be returning to Canada, on the lands…