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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2017 edition)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development Quarterly, Regional Studies, the Journal More...

Transportation innovation in smart cities

Seven mid-size cities in the United States are hoping they have the $40-million-winning solution for improving quality of life in their communities through transportation innovation. More...

Be Intelligent about economic development – Attend the 2015 Intelligent Community Summit in Toronto

Why do people go to conferences, summits, seminars and roundtables? Why don’t we just sit in the comfort of our homes, sit back and turn More...

Londoners living near street trees get prescribed fewer antidepressants

We all know that nature has positive effects on people, but what about nature manually installed into an urban setting? A study performed by a More...

Smart cities are early adopters

John Jung at the Intelligent Community Forum provides another response to a recent Economist poll on whether smart cities are empty hype. Get the full story

Are smart cities empty hype?

Robert Bell at the Intelligent Community Forum blogs about a recent poll on The Economist about whether smart cities are empty hype. The poll found, by a rather More...

The world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2014

The Intelligent Community Forum has named the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2014. Only 126 communities over the last 16 years have gained this designation. More...

The 10 smartest cities in North America

Boyd Cohen at Fast Company shares the top 10 cities a new ranking of North America’s smartest cities. These cities are, according to the study, the ones More...

How successful cities create a culture of progress

Robert Bell from Intelligent Community Forum provides insight on how cities and regions use information, communication, and technology to create prosperity.  The important factor is that More...

Tech-savvy cities may be ‘smart,’ but are they wise?

Throughout the summer, NPR’s Cities Project has been investigating how cities around the world are solving problems using new technology.  However, Anthony Townsend, writer of More...

The top 10 smartest Asian/Pacific cities

Ariel Schwartz at Co.Exist looks at the 10 cities in Asia and Oceania that are leaders in using technology. Continue to link

Making smarter cities by making smarter systems

A city is really just made up of a myriad of micro-cities. To make an entire city smarter, you have to start on these smaller More...