Co-Founder of Intelligent Community Forum | USALouis Zacharilla is an entrepreneur and writer who helped start the Intelligent Community movement. By founding the Intelligent Community Forum, he developed its unique approach and the “iconic” international awards programme that ensure the 200+ cities within its membership work together to develop and share best practices that give people a place to call ‘home’: somewhere he describes as “stable, prosperous, and soulful”. As the founder of two Institutes for the Study of the Intelligent Community – in the USA and Taiwan – Louis is proud that the ICF Method is being used as a cornerstone for economic development initiatives.
Lou has addressed the Nobel Peace Prize about ways that cities must be the laboratories for the next evolution of democracy and support more free and open societies. He is a regular keynote speaker, celebrated author, and host of the “eclectic” podcast The INTELLIGENT Community.