The Intelligent Community Forum just named its 2012 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the year in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ICF’ s Top Seven are communities that provide a model of economic and social development in the 21st Century using information and communications technology to power growth, address social challenges and preserve and promote culture. The Top Seven announcement is the second stage of ICF’s annual Intelligent Community of the Year awards cycle.
The Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year are:
– Austin, Texas, USA
– Oulu, Finland
– Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
– Riverside, California, USA
– Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
– Stratford, Ontario, Canada
– Taichung City, Taiwan
The Top Seven of 2012 have demonstrated a profound dedication to the future of their communities, said ICF Co-founder Louis Zacharilla, who presented the Top Seven at the awards luncheon in Honolulu. Each of these communities has created a uniquely powerful ecosystem on a foundation of information and communications technology. By becoming platforms for innovation, they are creating a better life for citizens on all rungs of the economic ladder and a vibrant future for the next generation.
The awards cycle concludes in New York City in June during ICF’ s annual Summit, where one of the Top Seven will succeed Eindhoven, Netherlands as Intelligent Community of the Year.
Source: Intelligent Communitty Forum
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