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The Intelligent Community Forum Names the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2018

Finalists in the 2018 Intelligent Community Awards Program

New York–The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 today. This is the think tank’s 16th annual Top 7 list of regions, cities or towns that have gone, in ICF’s words, “from Smart City to Intelligent Community.” This year’s list includes communities from four nations, with Taiwan contributing three, Canada two communities and Australia and Finland one each. The seven will travel to London in June where one will go on to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, succeeding Melbourne, Australia, the reigning community. The event will take place as the culminating event at the ICF Global Summit from 4-6 June at Siemens’ Crystal Facility and other sites around London.

In alphabetical order, the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2018 are:

• Chiayi City, Taiwan
• Espoo, Finland
• Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
• Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
• Tainan City, Taiwan
• Taoyuan, Taiwan
• Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Three of the Top 7 are making their first appearance on the list: Espoo, Hamilton and Tainan City. Another three make their third appearance: Ipswich, Taoyuan and Winnipeg. Chiayi City is making its second. The Awards program drives communities to make substantial progress from year to year, so it is not unusual for a community to continue to enter the awards program.



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