Two MN communities make ICF 2022 Smart21 list: Congrats to Alexandria Lakes Area and East Central Region

The Intelligent Community Forum reports…

At the conclusion of a virtual conference co-hosted by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and Economic Development Winnipeg, ICF today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2022. The selection of the annual Smart21 Communities of the Year marks the beginning of the annual nine-month process which will conclude when ICF names the 2022 Intelligent Community of the Year in October at the ICF Summit. Winnipeg was the 2021 Intelligent Community of the Year.

Each of the cities, towns, or regions that appear in the Smart21 have applied the six principles of the ICF Method to begin building inclusive economic prosperity, social health and cultural richness, which together make a community strong and resilient. Most have been working on their programs for several years.

Congrats to Alexandria Lakes Area and East Central Region – both made the list!!

Here is the full list:

  • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Alexandria Lakes Area, Minnesota, USA
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Binh Duong Smart City, Vietnam
  • Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  • Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
  • East Central Region, Minnesota, USA
  • Elefsina, Attica, Greece
  • Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Prospect, South Australia, Australia
  • Rochester, New York, USA
  • Seat Pleasant, Maryland, USA
  • Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Whanganui, New Zealand
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