The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an economic and social development think tank based out of New York, recently released its list of the “Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015”. We couldn’t be more proud that our very own Surrey, BC made the list!
The top seven communities were chosen from a list of the ‘Smart 21 Communities of the Year’, which was produced by a group of academic analysts back in October. Communities were judged based on economic, social, and cultural development using information and communication technologies.
The purpose of the award is to encourage technologically advanced cities to share they’re innovative technologies so that others may learn from their knowledge and successes. Surrey City Centre is currently going through a major transition and it’s great to have the innovative features of the city recognized on an international platform.
Each year the finalists are chosen based on a theme, and this year it was ‘The Revolution Community’. The My Surrey App and Innovation Boulevard were deemed particularly innovative by analysts and helped earn Surrey top marks.