Robert has contributed articles to IEDC Journal, Mayors & Cities, Global Urbanist, and Daily Yonder; and has appeared in segments of ABC World News and The Discovery Channel. A frequent keynote speaker and moderator at municipal and telecom industry events, he has also led economic development missions and study tours to cities in Asia and the US.
Robert Bell heads research, analysis and content development activities and directs the analytics that ICF uses to benchmark communities and select honorees for the annual Intelligent Community Awards program. Robert developed and leads the Intelligent Community Accelerator programs. Serving as the content lead for ICF’s Global Summit, he is also the author or editor of ICF’s research reports, and lead co-author of Brain Gain, Seizing Our Destiny and Broadband Economies.