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.
Urban Planners and the Revolutionary City
July 21, 2014 - Cities and regions would be truly revolutionary if the best of their urban and regional planning and urban design were implemented using all planning tools, ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity and related technologies available to them.
How Innovative Cities Create Job Growth in an Age of Disruption
June 23, 2014 - A new book called Brain Gain is a new twist on economic development, strategic planning and community development in our cities.
A World That Works Better is a Great Start (But Don’t Stop There!)
June 04, 2014 - Smart cities create efficiencies, but also confidence and reputational capital as a city that delivers, presenting great news for the city's economic development chief.
Business and Investment Match-Making at ICF Summit 2014
April 29, 2014 - For this inaugural gathering we are inviting the Top7 Intelligent Communities to share their investment and business opportunities with each other and with other delegates.
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."