Intelligent Community Forum Announces 2015 Finalists

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The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has announced the short list for the 2015 competition. Last year, order three Canadian cities (Kingston, medicine Toronto and Winnipeg) made it to the final seven with Toronto ultimately being announced as Intelligent Community of the Year. Toronto was applauded for the waterfront redevelopment project (the largest in North America), pharmacy the MaRS Discovery District (a research hub) and its investment in transportation. Other finalists were Arlington County, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio in the United States, and Hsinchu City and New Taipei City in Taiwan. The finalists this year again include Arlington County, Columbus and New Taipei; while adding Mitchell South Dakota (United States), Ipswich (Australia), Rio, and Surrey, British Columbia. The theme for the competition this year is The Revolutionary Community: How Intelligent Communities are Re-Inventing Urban and Rural Planning. The theme is framed as a response to the increase in and intensification of disruptions to ‘technology, the economy and the environment’. Toronto will host the annual summit in June at which point the new winner will be announced.

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