Arlington named among the most intelligent communities worldwide

February 1, 2014 by  

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced their choice for the world’s top seven intelligent communities on January 23. The city of Arlington is one of just two cities in the United States to make the list; Columbus, Ohio is the other.

This year’s theme is “Community as Canvas.” The seven communities also include last year’s winner Taichung City, Taiwan. The list is rounded out by one other Taiwanese city and three Canadian cities including Toronto.

Arlington was chosen in part because of its upgrading of the fiber network to make their broadband more powerful. This is seen as furthering the collaboration between government, business and higher education.

The cities chosen to be part of the Intelligent Community Forum Awards Program due to their fusing of technology and culture which results in economic sustainability.

Only one city will be named the world’s most intelligent community. This will be announced at the ICF’s annual summit which is to take place in New York City from June 4 to 5.

Just making the finals of this honor is important and those who are trying to encourage people to move to Arlington can use it as a selling point. It would not be a surprise if they contacted local brochure printers to help design and print a booklet to be distributed throughout the country.