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John Jung

ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary.

ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary. Formerly President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Calgary Economic Development Authority, he is a registered professional urban planner, urban designer and economic developer. He leads regular international business missions to US, European, Asian, Indian and Australian cities, and originated the ICF Immersion Lab program. John is a regular speaker at universities and conferences and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development. The author of numerous articles in planning and economic development journals, he has received global and Toronto-based awards for his work in collaboration and strategic development and sits on numerous task forces and international advisory boards.

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

No Idea is Too Small and No Community Too Remote
March 24, 2014 - Connecting a 14 Mbps wireless broadband network to every public school, the town hall and all other public facilities was pretty impressive for such a small and remote place.

Happy 20th Birthday Smart Cities!
February 20, 2014 - SMART95 was a gathering of experiments and global firsts grouped around smart people, buildings and cities.

City-Building Advances with Technology
January 14, 2014 - Availability of open data has been a major catalyst for cities, as well as practices such as social networking opportunities, crowdsourcing and GIS-based advanced mapping applications.

Smart Cities are Early Adopters
January 03, 2014 - "It all starts with the smart city. Empty hype? Not at all: a great platform upon which to build."

Charging for Internet at Hotels is so Yesterday!
December 03, 2013 - I am currently writing this from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan looking at their hotel website and wondering why I am facing a 27 Euro per day charge for Internet services in my hotel room.

China’s Evolution to Create Intelligent Communities
November 13, 2013 - "Our smart cities programs cover aspects such as living, green architecture, community, health, education, security, transportation and environment."

Celebrating 120 (and growing) Intelligent Communities around the World
October 21, 2013 - Every corner of the globe is represented and nearly every culture, whether Asian, Middle East, African, Oceania, Europeans as well as from the Americas.

Happening this week in Eindhoven
October 02, 2013 - A unique experiment in global collaboration between Intelligent Communities of the Year.

Smart China is Evolving in a GIG-Way – (Sorry for the Pun)
September 16, 2013 - Four hundred million households in China are expected to get high-speed broadband at 20Mbps by 2015.

So what's Your Gig?
September 03, 2013 - Cities around the world are lining up to follow in the footsteps of Gigabit-enabled Intelligent Communities like Chattanooga, Seoul, Hong Kong, Toronto, Vancouver and Bristol, Virginia.

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