Nominations For 2014 Intelligent Community Of The Year Award Open
Press Release:The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announces the opening of nominations for the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The 2014 awards marks the 16th year the New York-based think tank, will name the Intelligent Community of the Year, a community that is a global leader in creating wealth and jobs by seizing the opportunities of information and communications technology (ICT). The ICF has posted a nomination form at www.intelligentcommunity.org/nominations. There is also a community self-test to determine if a community could be a contender for an award.
There is no cost to submit a nomination. On average, ICF tracks the progress of 400 communities each year through its own research as well as nominations submitted by communities.
With the opening of nominations, ICF has also published a white paper exploring the theme of the 2014 Awards, Community as Canvas: The Power of Culture in the Emergence of the Intelligent Community. The paper explains that when cities and regions seek to chart a new course for economic development, culture matters greatly. The culture of the community forms the launch pad for every program and project.
It helps determine how readily new ideas are accepted. It can supply the words that persuasively explain a vision of the future and build support for it, and the narrative that helps people understand where they belong in a changing world.
The white paper offers analysis and advice based on the experience of ICF’s past Top7 and Intelligent Communities of the Year. First Stage: The Smart21 – After review of nominations received from cities and regions worldwide by an international academic team, ICF will announce the Smart21 Communities of the Year on October 21, 2013. The announcement will be made at Walsh University in Ohio, USA, home to the first-ever Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at TechMoran