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.
May 14, 2013 - People, who are verbal and tribal beings, have allowed gossip to become a cultural pastime as well as a monitoring tool.
Landscaping the Front Yard of Heaven
April 24, 2013 - Battle Mountain was referred to by a Washington Post writer as America's "armpit" in 2001.
It Will Only Encourage Him
April 08, 2013 - People like this hear a higher pitch of existence. It is in their register, for whatever reason.
The Call Back Home
February 28, 2013 - The inspiration of the group is to "awaken sleeping languages" and the spirit of a community that has been fragmented. It has given Australian culture the "courage to face many dilemmas."
Are They Really the Seven MOST Intelligent? (Or Just Eye Candy?)
February 12, 2013 - It is not designed to find the absolute greatest place on the face of the earth to live, but rather one that most communities in the world agree is a fine representative of what a community should be.
Manti Te’o, the Aloha Economy and the Top7
January 23, 2013 - Community and tribalism are central to understanding Hawaii's genius and also its resistance to broadband.
Why the Nobel Peace Prize Matters to Communities
December 26, 2012 - Gordon Brown, suggested that the crisis of globalization is as much a crisis of "ethics" as it is of banking.
Community as Canvas: Feel the Fear
December 10, 2012 - Enlightenment from a city cold and dark in winter.
Community as Canvas: Do Intelligent Communities Save Souls?
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October 17, 2012 - "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
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