Newmarket aims to kick it up from smart to intelligent

Newmarket may not be getting an award for being the world’s leading intelligent community, but that’s not going to stop it from blazing trails into the 21st century.

After having been named last October as one of the Smart21 Communities of 2020 by international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), the town has dropped off that semi-finalists list as the ICF has now announced its Top 7 finalists, one of whom will be named the Intelligent Community of the Year 2020 at a June 18 summit in Dublin, Ohio.

Neighbouring Markham made the cut, as did Hamilton. to represent Canada, along with cities in Australia, Estonia and the United States.

“We were thrilled to make the Top 21 and to be in such great company with so many different cities that are striving to use data and technology in ways that advance their community and provide better services to their residents was great,” Newmarket Mayor John Taylor said.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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