From the Intelligent Community Forum…
In an announcement today at the conclusion of a hybrid live and online conference, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2022. The 20th annual Top7 list includes cities and counties from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Taiwan and Vietnam. One of these seven finalists in the think tank’s annual awards program will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year at the ICF Summit in October. (www.icfsummit.com)
In alphabetical order, the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2021 are:
- Binh Duong Smart City, Vietnam
- Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
- Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada
- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
- New Taipei City, Taiwan
- Prospect, South Australia, Australia
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Five of this year’s Top7 Intelligent Communities have appeared on the Top7 list in previous years: Binh Duong Smart City and Curitiba in 2021, Fredericton in 2008 and 2009, New Taipei City from 2014 to 2016 and Sunshine Coast in 2019 and 2020. The Regional Municipality of Durham and Prospect are making their first appearance as Top7 Communities.
The announcement was made at the conclusion of a day-long hybrid live and online conference with the theme of How Digital Innovation Drives Growth. It featured panel discussions and presentations from mayors, CIOs, futurists, researchers, and other experts in the Intelligent Community field.