HA!! SUCK IT CALGARY!!! (..Kidding).  But looks like Edmonton made the list for one of the world’s most intelligent communities of the year!  The list was compiled by “The Intelligent Community Forum” held in Taipei, Taiwan.  Also on the list of Top 7 includes, in alphabetical order:

  • Chiayi City, Taiwan
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Grey County, Ontario, Canada
  • Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Taoyuan, Taiwan

According to The Intelligent Community Forum website, Edmonton made the list because:

“The city of Edmonton lies close to one of the largest oil deposits on Earth, which has created a foundation for prosperity but saddled the community with major challenges as well. The resource boom has swelled Edmonton into the youngest major city in Canada with the most diverse population. It has also created housing shortages, homelessness and a range of social ills. And when oil boom turns to oil bust, the challenges mount higher. To create a new economy on top of the oil-driven present, Edmonton has built the infrastructure of the new century and engaged its institutions in translating that infrastructure into a new source of prosperity. Read more“.