Adelaide wins spot in world's top 21 smart cities
Adelaide has again been named one of the world’s top smart cities, winning a spot in the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) ‘Smart21’.
The announcement, made on 22 October, comes as part of the ICF’s 2020 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program, which recognises communities that demonstrate best practices in broadband implementation, workforce development, digital inclusion, innovation, advocacy and sustainability.
Adelaide’s Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor, said the city’s success was largely due to its Ten Gigabit Adelaide fibre-optic network and consistent integration of smart technology into the city’s infrastructure.
The city hopes to reach ICF’s Top 7 and ultimately be named world leader in June next year.
In the meantime, Verschoor said it was an honour to be recognised alongside global leaders in the smart city space.
“Smart cities are people-focused and Adelaide is a city focused on creating an ecosystem of open and citizen-driven innovation to generate new standards in the way people live, learn, work and do business,” Verschoor said.
“Making a city smarter is all about making cities and regions work better to increase the economic and social wellbeing of their communities.”
Other cities named in the Smart21 include:
- Prospect, South Australia, Australia
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Binh Duong Smart City, Vietnam
- Chiayi City, Taiwan
- Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Hudson, Ohio, USA
- Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
- Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
- Markham, Ontario, Canada
- Matsu, Taiwan
- Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Rochester, New York, USA
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Westerville, Ohio, USA
- Whanganui, New Zealand
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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