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2011 Intelligent City Forum of New Taipei City

The Intelligent City Forum of New Taipei City took place on the 15th November 2011. A large number of key stakeholders have participated from cities around the world to share their experiences in intelligent and future city development and help develop New Taipei City into a more intelligent city.
The New Taipei City Mayor Eric Liluan Chu during his address pointed out that:

“Close collaboration among academia, the business community and the government is required to drive diverse industry development, rapid academic advancement as well as better and more government services in order to deliver high quality of life to residents. High quality of life exemplifies urban innovation and is a must for any intelligent city,’¦ Therefore, New Taipei City not only focuses on industry development, but also stresses close collaboration among different sectors in order to create a happy environment for our residents. We have been making good use of information technology to improve the quality of life, create competitiveness for businesses in our city, and strengthen our administration efficiency. Our ongoing program of Open Government will further enhance government transparency, and our 3i initiative, including i-Gov, i-Biz, and i-Citizen for i-City development features the newest cloud technologies to deliver readily available and very convenient services for residents and to really enjoy continuous improvement of the quality of life.”

New Taipei City is the municipality in Taiwan that makes best use of information technology. In terms of e-government, an Intelligence Integrated Center, Android-based government services, and e-kiosk services have been established. Intelligent lifestyle-wise, there is an intelligent residential complex, free wireless internet access in public areas, location-based tour guide service in three scenic towns, Android-based borough services, free computer training and mobile learning, and intelligent traffic control.
New Taipei City has also been strengthening its information technology industry competitiveness by hi-tech industry, and trade zone development which fully incorporating wideband infrastructure and the most advanced cloud technologies in order to bring in new business opportunities to the city and further develop a broadband-based economy for Taiwan.Intelligent City Forum of New Taipei City is the first step for the city to develop itself into an international metropolis. New Taipei City is also leading Taiwan in intelligent environment development by transforming the city into a collective wisdom-based platform for innovation.

Source: Intelligent Community Forum Press Release