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Global Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2024

On June 19th, the Intelligent Community Forum, a global partner of URF, announced their Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2024. The 22nd annual Top7 list includes cities and counties from Brazil, Canada, Taiwan and the United States. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the Top7 Conference, hosted by New Taipei City, ICF’s 2022 Intelligent Community of the Year. With the theme AI: The Innovation Accelerator, the conference featured panel discussions and presentations from mayors, members of Council and CEOs from seven nations as well as CIOs, futurists, researchers and other experts in the Intelligent Community field.

In alphabetical order, the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2024 (with hotlinks to LinkedIn pages if available) are:

The ICF Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2024, models of economic, social and cultural development in the digital age, will be featured throughout the ICF Summit in Barcelona this November. Representatives from the Top7 will take part in the program and one of the Top7 will be named the 2024 Intelligent Community of the Year. (

“The Top7 always include cities and regions that are new to the Awards program and ones that have been honored in the past,” said ICF co-founder John Jung. “The Intelligent Community journey is not completed in a day or a year, but builds from strategies and small triumphs to much greater accomplishment by people and organizations across the community. Intelligent Communities balance continuity and innovation, digital connectivity and the person-to-person kind, the economy of today and the emerging economy of tomorrow. We are proud to honor all the Top7 for what they have accomplished and will achieve in the future.”

About the Intelligent Community Forum

Starting in 2000 with a research project comparing cities in various nations, the Intelligent Community Forum ( created a unique, data-driven approach to development that puts citizens first while tapping the enormous economic and social potential of technology. In a world dominated by digital, ICF’s mission is to help communities create innovative, sustainable and growing economies, inclusive societies and affirming cultures open to the world. We do it for communities large and small, in urban clusters and outlying suburbs and rural places through training, consulting, assessment, certification and award programs. ICF believes that digital connectivity and technology create the opportunity for almost every community to develop a dynamic local economy and the social and cultural strengths that go with it – giving them all a chance to be great places to live, work, learn, grow, raise a family and prepare a sustainable path for the next generation.

The Forum sponsors Institutes in North America and Taiwan dedicated to the study of the movement, and national organizations in Canada and Taiwan, both home to many Intelligent Communities. In 2012 ICF was invited to participate at the Nobel Peace Prize conference in Oslo and in 2014, its model and work were recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which, according to the American government, was “aimed at creating a more flexible and responsive system of workforce development to meet the needs of employers looking to fill 21st century jobs.”

For more information, go to As a global partner, URF members are eligible for a discount on membership, publications, events and coursework with ICF; please contact URF Managing Director, Lee StJames, for details.

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