Intelligent Communities are those which have – whether through crisis or foresight – come to understand the enormous challenges of the Broadband Economy, and have taken conscious steps to create an economy capable of prospering in it. They are not necessarily big cities or famous technology hubs. They are located in developing nations as well as industrialized ones, suburbs as well as cities, the hinterland as well as the coast.
Francisco Giménez Plano, founder of Augere, interviews John Jung co-founder of Intelligent Communities and the President of the Intelligent Community Forum (thanks to Agustin Argelich for organizing the meeting). ICF is a global network with a think tank at its center. It connects hundreds of cities and regions on five continents for collaboration on economic development and for exchange of expertise and information that drives progress. Through this network, ICF researches how Intelligent Communities use information and communications technology to build inclusive prosperity, solve social problems and enrich their quality of life in our connected century.
In this video, John explains how actors and local leaders can start with the intelligent community approach. He illustrates how through public-private-partnership community comes together and creates a learning space that develops strategic plans for smart infrastructure and intelligent community. John emphasizes the importance of a systemic view of all parties and issues involved, which is essential for growth through innovation, developing resilience plans or solving digital equality issues.
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