Surrey has been recognized for its diversification strategy and partnership between its institutions of higher learning and local business. In particular, the City’s Innovation Boulevard project where the city, universities and business are building clusters in health technology, clean tech and advanced manufacturing.
“Being recognized like this is an indication of the great work being done to advance smart city strategies in our community,” said Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair of the City’s Investment and Innovation Committee. “This worthy global movement is leading cities around the world and sharing best practices in open data, broadband inclusion and utilizing technology to make fact-based decisions and provide better services to citizens.”
The Intelligent Community Forum studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community. 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.