Leading the digital revolution: How St. Albert won global recognition for embracing technology on a municipal scale
What would it look like for St. Albert residents to be able to track buses, snowplows and garbage pick-up in real time?
Residents might get to test that out sooner than they think. As the city pushes forward on its Smart City focus, digital access to that type of information becomes a reality through a proposed Smart City application.
“The dream is … that (residents) be able to access municipal services in an ‘a la carte’ manner,” said Travis Peter, manager of Smart City and innovation for the city.
“That’s smart. That’s actually data, that’s information at your fingertips.”Read more
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
The Taiwan economy is performing respectably this year on the back of ascendant global demand for electronics products. In the January-March period, exports jumped 15.1% year-on-year, the fastest growth in six years. Economists say gross domestic product should expand 2% this year, the best performance since 2014.Read more
Many have theorized that tools like broadband networks and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors — technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications — can improve the lives of residents. However, few have gone directly to residents to understand how these tools, commonly referred to in academic literature as smart city information and communication technologies (ICTs), truly affect city dwellers. The authors of “The effects of successful ICT-based smart city services: From citizens' perspectives” attempt to do just that, surveying residents to make an empirical case that smart city ICT applications do indeed improve quality of life. However, the article concludes that integrating residents’ needs and preferences into application development processes is critical to creating an effective smart city infrastructure.Read more
NEW YORK CITY – Melbourne, Australia, won “Intelligent Community of the Year” this week at the at New York-based Intelligent Community Forum’s annual ICF Summit.
The ICF also for the first time called for affordable broadband to be declared a utility for public benefit by cities and official agencies. The prestigious annual award measures communities on six “Intelligent Community Indicators”: Broadband, Knowledge Workforce, Innovation, Digital Equality, Sustainability, Advocacy.Read more
It's official. Melbourne has now been recognised as the world's most intelligent city on top of its long standing crown as the world's most liveable city.
The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a global think tank based in New York, has awarded Melbourne the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at a ceremony in Manhattan.
The ICF is a global network of 160 countries, cities and towns with a think tank at its heart.Read more
10 February 2017
Ipswich has been recognised as a global leader in the application of digital innovation to advance community prosperity and liveability after being named among the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities at a conference in Taiwan.
Mayor Paul Pisasale said the prestigious accolade was recognition of Ipswich’s ability to think global and act local, embrace digital technology and adapt to change.
“Ipswich is once again recognised as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the world as assessed by the New York based smart cities think tank, the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF),” Cr Pisasale said.Read more
The Intelligent Community Forum announced its list of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The 15th annual Top7 list includes communities from four nations, with Australia, Canada and Taiwan each contributing two, and Russia contributing a seventh community in a first-time achievement for that nation.Read more
【記者洪小蕾台北報導】為架構亞洲智慧城市建設交流平台，推動台灣智慧城市應用成果為國際之櫥窗，「經濟部加速行動寬頻服務及產業發展推動小組」 與ICF(Intelligent Community Forum)於2017年2月9日(四)假香格里拉台北遠東國際大飯店三樓宴會廳舉行「2017國際智慧城市論壇暨ICF Taiwan成立大會」。
由網路科技所引發的物聯網時代來臨，為智慧交通、智慧健康以及智慧生活等產業帶來創新契機，各縣市政府也逐步打造極具地方特色的創意城市，發展成宜居樂活智慧城市。由世界通訊端協會(World Teleport Association；WTA)所成立的智慧城市論壇(Intelligent Community Forum；ICF)，每年舉辦全球智慧城市評比，從全球數百多個城市選出Smart 21，再從中選出Top 7，最後選拔出年度首獎。
2017年台灣共有5個城市入圍：基隆市、桃園市、嘉義市、臺南市及宜蘭縣，入選城市數量僅次於加拿大。經濟部於2月9日舉辦「2017國際智慧城市論壇暨ICF Taiwan成立大會」，邀請亞洲矽谷物聯網產業大聯盟榮譽會長施振榮擔任主席、亞洲矽谷投資長翁嘉盛擔任副主席。智慧城市論壇主席兼共同創辦人John G. Jung、智慧城市論壇共同創辦人Louis Zacharilla以及加拿大、荷蘭、愛沙尼亞城市代表特別來臺見證亞洲第一個成立的ICF區域性組織。Read more
國際組織「智慧城市論壇」 (Intelligent Community Forum,簡稱ICF)9日在臺北市紅樓河岸留言會館公布「2017全球7大智慧城市」入選名單，桃園市再次獲選全球7大智慧城市的殊榮，並將在下一階段，再與其他獲獎的6個城市進行TOP 1的競爭。
桃園從全球近四百個城市脫穎而出，再次獲得國際智慧城市論壇評選為「全球7大智慧城市」(Top 7)，這對桃園市民與在地努力耕耘的產、官、學各界及市府團隊而言，都是一項最大的鼓勵及肯定。2017年獲獎城市包括台灣桃園市、嘉義市、俄羅斯莫斯科、澳洲墨爾本、澳洲伊普斯威治、加拿大艾德蒙頓、加拿大格雷郡等7個城市，該組織並將桃園市的獲獎特色公告於網站上，這對桃園市的國際城市行銷，產生莫大的效益。Read more