2019 Top7 Intelligent Communities
Two Canadian cities – Abbotsford and Sarnia-Lambton County – were named as two of the world’s top intelligent communities. In an announcement at an event at Laval University in Québec City, the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) named the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2019. This 17th annual Top7 list includes cities and counties from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Taiwan. 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 June in New York City on June 13.
In alphabetical order, the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2019 are:
- Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Hudson, Ohio, USA
- Sarnia-Lambton County, Ontario, Canada
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Taoyuan, Taiwan
- Westerville, Ohio, USA
While big cities like Toronto, Melbourne, and New York have appeared on the Top7 list, ICF also looks “under the radar” for cities and counties that use its method to create economic growth, dynamic societies, and rich cultures far from the famous technology hubs of the world.