Top7 Intelligent Communities Selected
The Intelligent Community Forum recently announced the 2014 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Top7 list includes three from Canada, two from the United States, and two from Taiwan. This year’s Top7 group is unusual in that they represent only three nations.
The communities are:
• Arlington County, Virginia, USA
• Columbus, Ohio, USA
• Hsinchu City, Taiwan
• Kingston, Ontario, Canada
• New Taipei City, Taiwan
• Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Each community made it to the list by demonstrating how they have begun to fuse technology, culture and collaboration for economic sustainability. They have set a new course for other cities to follow.
In order to qualify to become a Top7 Intelligent Community, these cities and regions first needed to become an Intelligent Community Forum Smart21 Intelligent Community. The Smart21, named in October 2013 were chosen from hundreds of evaluated communities from around the world.
Candidates are evaluated based on the five Intelligent Community Indicators, which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community’s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy.
The Intelligent Community Forum Awards Program concludes in New York City in June during the Intelligent Community Forum’s Annual Summit, where one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities will succeed Taichung City, Taiwan, as 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year.
For complete details, visit the Intelligent Community Forum.
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Source: Intelligent Community Forum