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City of Oshawa Named a Smart21 Community for 2016

October 26, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
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The City of Oshawa is proud to announce that they have been selected as a Smart21 Communities of 2016 by the Intelligent Community Forum. This marks the seventh acknowledgment this year that the City has received for its economic development accomplishments.

"Being recognized as one of the top 21 Smart Communities in the world is a tremendous accomplishment for Oshawa," said Mayor John Henry. "Having the City acknowledged on the world stage is a testament to the partnerships that have been developed with business, education and other stakeholders who have helped contribute to the city's revitalization and advancement."

The evaluation by the Intelligent Community Forum is based on six Intelligent Community Indicators:

  • Broadband Connectivity;
  • Knowledge Workforce;
  • Innovation;
  • Digital Inclusion;
  • Sustainability; and,
  • Advocacy.

The Smart21 Communities of 2016 include eight communities from Canada, five communities from Taiwan, two communities from the United States, two communities from Australia, and one community each from Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden. This select group of communities, including Oshawa, will now be in contention for the distinguished designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2016. For more information, visitwww.intelligentcommunity.org.

About Smart21 Communities of 2016 and the Intelligent Community Forum

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), headquartered in New York, is a global movement of more than 140 cities, towns and regions. As an international think tank and Foundation, ICF studies and promotes the best practices of the world's Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the new demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology. To help cities and towns build prosperous economies, solve social problems and enrich local cultures, the ICF conducts research, hosts global events, publishes books, and produces its high-profile annual international awards program. Global leaders, thinkers, and media observers follow and participate in the ongoing global dialogue initiated by the ICF. For more information, go to www.icf-foundation.org.

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