Can't. There is just NO explanation for utter nonsense.
OT - Columbus, OH Named Most Intelligent City in America
It's because I live here, obviously.
"Follow me, follow me to freedom!"
I feel like I too bring up that average a bit. People knock Columbus, but it's actually a pretty good city.
Columbus Toaster Repair School must help increase the average IQ in Columbus.
An April Fool's joke, no doubt.
Nice try ICF, April Fool's day was 2 days ago
It makes it an even better April Fools joke if people still believe it.
More like ICP, AMIRITE?
If you are feeling brainy it could be because you are part of the smartest workforce in America. The Intelligent Communities Forum has named Columbus in the top seven most intelligent cities in the world, and it is the only American city to make the cut.
Bell said that more than 400 cities around the world vie for the intelligence designation.
The cities have to VIE for inclusion. Truly intelligent cities wouldn't care.
Why didn't someone tell me it was 'Opposite Day'?
because it ISN'T opposite day.............
I see it.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
I call bullshit.
"Is what's taught in your universities and your technical schools informed by the needs of business?"
haha that's a joke criteria
Must be paying someone. The typical way to attract attention in ohio. That's one news source I would never turn to.
Named least accurate study in the world.
If I'm reading this correctly it sounds like Columbus had yo actually nominate itself or enter itself into a competition, and only 400 cities worldwide actually felt the need to enter this thing. Not really that impressive.
Exactly, which is why I can offer no elaboration on either the ICF or other cities involved. Funny how I only found it on NBC4's Columbus site.
I had two goals in mind:
1.) Expose the ICF.
2.) Receive 100 Thread Downvotes.
Columbus Named Most
Intelligent Indigent City In America
Keep in mind that those are big words for nbc4i.com of Columbus.
Current local news around Columbus per the website.
A judge sentenced a 76-year-old man to five years in prison for sexually molesting children at two daycare facilities in Athens County.
To be perfectly fair, several of those headlines pertain to locations not in Columbus or even Franklin County. Still... yeah.
Nah, Teddy K. was a brilliant, albeit slightly eccentric dude while at Michigan. He didn't turn crazy until he left to go teach at Berkeley.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Exactly what formula did they use? Columbus is not a college town, not a tech town, not a center of culture, not in a desirable state, etc. Perhaps there was a minimum population? Even still, what about Palo Alto, San Fran, Boston (college population), etc?
Palo Alto ? Maybe they did not feel the need to call attention to themselves.
Is that a front for the Bleacher Report? I believe it's been scientifically shown (using math and everything) that if a citizen of Columbus moves to AA, the average IQ for both cities goes down.
As voted on by registered voters of Ohio.
Well that's dumb. Even take out the fact that we dislike Columbus because of OSU, what does it really have going for it?
I meant in terms of being an intelligent city.
But the things you mention just make it a fine town. There's certainly nothing spectacular about that description.
But I am friends with Jody Shelley who now plays with Philadelphia (if you could call it plays) and has lived in many places across the USA (Cali., New York, Ohio, Florida, also clagary in Canada) and he loves Columbus. He still maintains his residence there and when speaking to him last summer he had nothing but good things to say about it. My brother has also been a couple of times to various medical conferences in Columbus and agreed with Jody that it is a very nice city.
Again, I have never been there but it seems from my experience that anyone who has been there that doesn't have a rooting interest in UM seems to speak very highly of the city. It seems sad to me (and yet not unexpected given what I know about many fans) that people would paint an entire city with the same brush that they paint a rival schools sports team. Oh well...I'm sure Columbus doesn't give much thought to what UM fans think about their city.
California is doing MUCH better than Michigan. The Bay Area is doing very well, though the central valley not so much. It's a very big state in both area and population, and it all depends where one lives. The economy is fairly diverse and not dependent on a single industry like Michigan. Although Columbus may be doing well it is probably the only place in Ohio that is.
Dude, it's not April Fools anymore
If you hear the sound of thunder, it's just Ufe and Bo reacting to the news up in Football Valhalla.
Who the fuck has ever heard of the ICF before ? Seriously ... anybody ? Obvious "think-tank" organization that is no doubt bilking millions of dollars from somebody ... the gov't maybe (oops I mean We the People !)
This reminds me a little of a "Best Places to Retire" survey from 20 or so years ago. The winner? Pittsburgh.
I've got nothing against Pittsburgh, but it all depends on the evaluation criteria and the weighting that's used.
I went to the "Intelligent Community Forum" website and did a little browsing around. Here's an interesting bit of discovery -- Columbus, #1 in the world (not just U.S.) in 2013, was not even in their top 7 the prior year. Nobody moves a city that far that fast.
Cleveland, OH was #1 in 2006 ... then disappeared ever after.
From their website: "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."
Broadband. I haven't heard that word used with any reverence since ... um ... the 1990's.
Ah yes, I'm sure places like Palo Alto or Cupertino, awash in not only Stanford folk but also the employees of about six million high tech companies just pales beside the brain trust that is Columbus. Ann Arbor got a most educated award awhile back and I was a bit confused in that while Michigan is of course a great school, we don't have that much industry that actually retains the talent. Whereas other cities not only produce it domestically via a school, but also have multiple Fortune 500 companies recruiting talent in from other areas.
Great point, I forgot to mention above that the greater San Fran area is about as intellectual and ingenious as it gets.
....foooor???? Shitty people to earn employment?
....foooor???? Someone to hate?
I'm sure Columbus is the most intelligent city for a lot of things. Good for them.
I thought April Fools Day was 2 days ago.
is the equivalent of the Who's Who of High School Students for cities.
Great jorb, Columbus.
I know you're saying something, but honestly it just sounds like this.
Ranking cities is rather arbitrary. If we try to rank them the best way would probably be quality of life and production and I don't think Columbus makes either top 10 list.
That is absurd. A2 is not ghetto. Have you even been to the west side or other neighborhoods besides Greenwood ave?
You must live a cookie cutter neighborhood with freakishly similar homes and chain restaurants with shinny new signage everywhere. It's a great college and 30's something town.
As a former resident of a Flint suburb; you, sir, are as obtuse as they come. Nothing compares to Flint, save Detroit. And pound-for-pound, Flint hold's its own there. There are no areas of Ann Arbor I wouldn't tread down the street at any hour of the day. There are places in Flint I wouldn't drive through in broad daylight.
AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FA DAT !!!!!!
I just vomitted, hold on.
Okay, we're good. What?
Sometimes the devil is in the details....
How they did the study was, they set up a roadblock on northbound I-71 up around Westerville, pulled over cars and interviewed the people in them.
And, as you might expect, they found that the people leaving Columbus were some of the most intelligent individuals on the planet.
I'm pretty sure every time they rank cities by highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher, Ann Arbor always wins
From the site:
"The rise of the Intelligent Community is a response to one of the greatest economic transformations in history. "Globalization" is the commonly accepted term for it. At the Intelligent Community Forum, we don't feel that the word does justice to the scope of this transformation, and to the way it is reshaping the economic lives of people around the planet. Nor does it explain why this transformation is taking place. Instead, we call it the Broadband Economy – an economy in which for all intents and purposes the hard-working people of Bangalore and Beijing live right next door to the hard-working people of Boston, Brussels and Buenos Aires."
I could be way offbase, but I think part of the broader term "globalization" has in fact been the rise of connectivity through technological means. It almost seems like they are simply redressing the definition of the term "globalization" slightly and perhaps placing emphasis on specific aspects of it.
This page here explains the criteria as well, which include "Knowledge Workforce", "Innovation" and "Digital Inclusion" as well as "Marketing And Advocacy". What I cannot find is why Ann Arbor and several dozen other college towns (at least), among others, would not also have fared well given the definitions of their own criteria. I could be missing something here, but even in the areas of success factors, which they also discuss, there are plenty of communities around the country which could make a good case, I think.
Noped so hard.
How is this even possible when Arlington, VA has more advanced degrees in a square mile than some states have total. Poopiecock!
DC, NYC,Chi-town and A2 blows them away.
It's the Michigan grads that keep the brains humming in Clumbus.
In the words of Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr (Snoop Dogg),
for accidentally draining the lake...
- Is average household broadband penetration greater than 70% in your community?
- Do 40% or more of your residents have a graduate, undergraduate, community college or technical school degree?
- Is the average student-to-PC ratio in elementary and secondary schools less than 4-to-1 (e.g., 3-to-1)?
- Is there a community college, undergraduate or graduate institution in your community or within commuting distance for residents?
- Does your municipal Web site offer interactive and transactional capabilities?
- Is the Internet - at any speed - available to at least 80% of households in your community?
- Does your community offer free training in digital skills to adults?
- Does your community have a documented strategy for economic & social development involving information and communications technology?
This is like those rankings done by Cooley Law where they're ranked like 6th in the country right? It has to be.
I live in Columbus. There are many other U-M grads here
that must be an unbelievable punishment. At least you are taking their money. But you risk your children becoming Buckeyes.
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Did they factor in the "cooler pooper" variable?