The City of Surrey has been named one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum

Surrey among the top smart cities in the world

Successful use of new technology lands city as a semi-finalist in New York think tank's international competition.

Surrey is one of the top seven “intelligent communities” in the world – according to a New York-based think tank.

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) evaluates communities on their ability to plan for the future using new technology, while still respecting their unique cultural identities.

The city made the organization’s 2015 list – released online  Jan. 22 – along with U.S. communities Arlington County, Va.; Columbus, Ohio; Mitchell, S.D.; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Ipswich in Australia; and New Taipei City, Taiwan.

It was announced in October that Surrey was one of 21 semi-finalists selected from more than 300 nominations.

In June, the Intelligent Community of the Year will be named at a ceremony in New York City.

Surrey, receiving its first recognition from the ICF, was cited for a “diversification strategy deepening the partnership between its institutions of higher learning and local business” as a means of transitioning from a suburban past to a “sustainable urban future.”

Singled out for praise was the city’s Innovation Boulevard project, for bringing together health technology, clean-tech and advanced manufacturing under the oversight of representatives from government, developers, universities, Fraser Health, non-profit organizations and business associations.

For more information on the ICF, visit www.intelligentcommunity.org

 

Just Posted

Semiahmoo wins Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic for second straight year

Totems’ senior boys battle back to top Tamanawis in tourney final at Enver Creek Saturday

Flavourful journey through the city

BIA’s Taste White Rock event returns

WIND WARNING: Metro Vancouver expecting 100 km/h gusts Saturday night

Environment Canada issues warns of possibly dangerous conditions

Civic cannabis plan gets the attention of White Rock business groups

Chamber to poll members, BIA would “absolutely support” businesses looking to open dispensaries

Totems to battle Wildcats for Surrey RCMP Basketball championship

Match set for 7:45 p.m. at Enver Creek Secondary

VIDEO: Surrey reviewing Clayton crosswalk after pedestrian hit

The city says investigation in response to safety concerns from local resident

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants blanked by Portland Winterhawks

Saturday’s 2-0 setback marks first regulation loss for G-Men in 10 games

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

VIDEO: Remember the Voyageurs at Fort Langley

Two-day historical festival underway

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Snow warning in effect for the Coquihalla

A snowfall warning is in effect from Hope to Merritt as slush and snow is expected on highways this weekend

Vancouver hoping free public Wi-Fi expansion will drive tourism dollars

Mayor Gregor Robertson says expansion bolsters its “leading Smart City” status

Most Read