From India to Iowa, Fast Company takes a look at the new wave of cities wired for information, communication, sustainability, and efficiency–and the corporations powering them. The first place of the 10 Smartest Cities list goes to Songdo City, in South Korea.
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced its list of the Smart21 Communities of 2011. The list includes communities from 12 nations. There are six communities from the USA, four from Canada, two from China and one each from the UK, Brazil, Netherlands, Australia, France, India, Hungary, Taiwan and Greece.
Different perspectives on the definition of metrics for intelligent cities, reflecting the structure and measuring their performance, converge to a few building blocks of metrics (broadband connectivity and e-services, knowledge workforce and talent, innovation) outlining innovation and connectivity as core dimensions of intelligent cities.
Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine have named the most advanced digital cities in USA. The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examines how municipalities incorporate information technology into operations which better serve citizens engaging with local government.
The Intelligent Community Forum (IFC) announced its annual list of the Smart21 Communities of the year 2010. The list highlights communities from 13 nations and includes 10 that appeared on last year’s list. One American state, Virginia, contributed three communities to the list. There were one Chinese and two Australian communities on the list, as well as three from Canada, which has had more communities named by ICF than any other nation.
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced its list of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year, each a model for economic development in the 21st Century.
American cities that excel in the digital arena are being recognized by the Center for Digital Government as found from the 2007 Digital Cities Survey. The seventh annual study examines how cities are using technology to create a seamless environment between local government and constituents.