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Taichung City: Intelligent Community of the Year

By Robert Bell   July 2013

On 7th June, Taichung City in Taiwan was named Intelligent Community of the Year—an international award that has been running for 14 years, and is given after a year-long evaluation by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

ICF studies cities and regions that use information and communications technology for more than playing computer games. This kind of technology is the new infrastructure of the global economy, and cities that lead in it are increasingly economic leaders as well.

ICF gathers information on how successful communities turn the tools of the broadband economy to their advantage, generating local economic value. They offer…

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