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Posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Public Sector Digest is hosting a Webinar that features ICF as the Institutional Partner and John Jung will be the participant. It will take place Oct. 23 at 3pm Eastern.    Lessons from the intelligent Community of the Year: Applying the Toronto model to your city     Link to the registration page and details of the Webinar https://publicsectordigest.com/products/view/612     By John G. Jung
According to the book called...

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Posted Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bell Headshot 2012 By Robert Bell “The nation-state is too small to deal with the world’s problems now.  Only cities in a network, formal or informal, can do that.”  The words are from author Benjamin Barber in his book If Mayors Ruled the World .
I have to confess that I wish I had written them, because it perfectly expresses what the Intelligent Community Forum works to achieve through its Intelligent Community Awards program.  At the end of January, we...

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Posted Monday, September 09, 2013

By Robert Bell
“Wisely or not,” according to the United Nations, “Homo sapiens has become Homo urbanus.”  The UN projects that by 2050, more than 70 percent of humanity will live in cities as the global population exceeds nine billion. 
            Many leading thinkers find this a cause for celebration, among them Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, who currently has the...

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Posted Monday, September 02, 2013

University of WaterlooJohn G. Jung
Chairman and Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
President, Intelligent Community Forum Foundation (ICFF)
John is an award-winning registered urban planner, urban designer, economic developer and global speaker on planning, development, urban design and economic development related issues, especially related to intelligent communities.
In case you are wondering - yes, Canada has some very Smart Cities and Intelligent Communities! In fact,...

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Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012

Young people who leave town for college or university don’t come back more often than they do. The loss of educated graduates has become almost an accepted fact of life in small and rural communities and is most definitely a drain on a community’s ability to develop its creative economy.
Social media, however, offers your community a powerful means of finding and reconnecting with your town’s expats, and the opportunity to provide them with reasons to come...

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