John G. Jung is an award-winning registered urban planner, urban designer, economic developer, author and global speaker on planning, development, urban design and economic development related issues, especially related to smart cities and “intelligent communities.” He holds degrees from Canada and the United Kingdom and honorary degrees from India and China. John has led urban planning departments as well as headed economic development and regional marketing alliances (such as the Calgary Economic Development Authority, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and Canada’s Technology Triangle) and related organizations, promoted two-way trade and development globally and has advised several international leaders and heads of government on planning and development issues. He has also been centrally involved in unique projects around the world influenced largely by the Intelligent Community movement including Cyberport in Hong Kong and projects in Canada, USA, Brazil.
John is Chairman and Co-Founder of the global think-tank called the “Intelligent Community Forum” (ICF) (www.intelligentcommunity.org) headquartered in New York City. He originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum’s leading visionary. John is also the President of the global association of Intelligent Communities known as the Intelligent Community Forum Foundation (ICFF) representing a league of 126 intelligent communities around the world. He has published work on urban development, urban design, planning and economic development and addressed audiences worldwide on the topics of economic development, smart cities and international marketing of cities and urban regions. John is a co-author of a series of new books: Broadband Economies; Seizing your Destiny; and Brain Gain; all available on Amazon.