The Intelligent Community Forum named the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2010 at a 20 January ceremony during PTC’10, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The following communities, drawn from the Smart21 of 2010, were named to the Top Seven based on analysis of their nominations by a team of independent academic experts:
- Arlington County, Virginia, USA
- Dublin, Ohio, USA
- Dundee, Scotland, UK
- Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Suwon, South Korea
- Tallinn, Estonia
“The Top Seven of 2010 have demonstrated ingenuity through innovative broadband applications and dedication to education,” said ICF Co-founder Louis Zacharilla who presented the Top Seven during the annual PTC conference in Hawaii. “Each of these communities was affected by the recession, yet they pushed forward with their commitment to broadband, innovation and a knowledge-based economy through investments in research and development facilities, the creation and aggressive support of small business and “clusters” of industries that continued to produce new jobs.”
The awards cycle concludes in New York City in May during ICF’s annual Building the Broadband Economy Summit, where one of the Top Seven will succeed Stockholm, Sweden as Intelligent Community of the Year.