ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla is the creator and presenter of the annual Smart21, Top Seven and Intelligent Community Awards and oversees ICF's media communications and development programs.
ICF co-founder Louis Zacharilla is the creator and presenter of the annual Smart21, Top Seven and Intelligent Community Awards and oversees ICF's media communications and development programs. He is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker and panelist, addressing audiences of tech, academic and community leaders around the world, and writes extensively for publications including American City & County, Continental Airline's in-flight magazine and Municipal World. His frequent appearances in the electronic media have included both television and radio in South Korea, China and Canada. He has served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University in New York and is a Guest Lecturer at Polytechnic University's Distinguished Speaker Series. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Why The World Needs A Rural Imperative
February 25, 2014 - Even the Chinese, with a relentless urban focus, have started to worry that their nation's traditional culture and identity is getting lost in the process.
Incense Rising – Taichung and the Announcement
January 28, 2014 - As the Year of the Horse races toward Asia, we acknowledge seven communities, two from tiny Taiwan, who are out of the gate and running toward the 21st Century by using ICT and, yes, heart and soul.
Success the Crooked Way
January 13, 2014 - This is the age of the civic experiment and the community is a canvas and a lab.
2013 Goes Home
December 09, 2013 - 2013 was a year to cherish. Pessimists need not apply in 2014.
Via Dandolo #10
November 21, 2013 - With government approval, it allows every homeless person to list #10 Via Dandolo as their official residence. Their civic identification cards tell the world and authorities that they indeed have a place they can call""home."
The Year Australia, Canada and Taiwan Became the Axis of Intelligence
November 01, 2013 - No fewer than 13 communities from these relatively thinly-populated nations made the list.
I Want to Keep Dreaming
October 18, 2013 - Some communities stubbornly dig-in and assure themselves that somehow ghosts from the past will reappear and bring back businesses and industries and people.
I Want to Keep Dreaming
October 18, 2013 - A global effort to enable "wonder by design."
Dusting off the Rust Belt
September 26, 2013 - The challenge for every era is to give a new voice to old truths.
They Took a Village
August 27, 2013 - Insularity, which is suspect of anything made too far south of Route 14 or too West of 31, is giving way to a type of rural cosmopolitanism that only the Internet and the urge to recapture the rhythm of the seasons can deliver.
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