Taoyuan City
Taoyuan City

ICF which is headquartered in the New York has named the Taoyuan City in North of Taiwan as Intelligent Community of the Year on June 13. This is because the metropolis has advanced its application of information and communication technology and smart city solutions.

IC Forum or the ICF says that “participants were assessed based on six factors: advocacy, broadband, digital equality, innovation, knowledge workforce and sustainability. Taoyuan won recognition for achievements in such areas as encouraging youth entrepreneurship, implementing a comprehensive public transportation network and providing widespread wireless internet coverage”

As far as the cities included in finalists are concerned, Taoyaun was the only Asian city. Other cities among the seven finalists included Chicago in the U.S., Sarnia-Lambton in Canada and Sunshine Coast in Australia as well as others. Once Taoyuan has participated in the competition, the city has appeared four times in the shortlist since 2009.

Taoyuan’s Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan says that “the honour underscores Taoyuan’s commitment to promoting intelligent solutions. The metropolis is also vying for the right to host the 2020 ICF Summit as part of its efforts to become one of Asia’s leading centers of smart city innovation”

Taoyuan City government says that “measures singled out by the ICF judging panel include six startup incubation facilities for young entrepreneurs set up under the Asian Silicon Valley Development Plan. Among these are Andong Youth Startup Hub and Hsinming Youth Hub founded in 2017 and 2018, respectively.”

The judging panel also recognized the launch of Taoyuan Citizen Card which can be used by its citizens to purchase fares on public transport, provides discounts at over 1000 local stores and sports centres and even tracks usage of exercise facilities.

The IC Forum has been founded in 1999 and it works to promote the application of ICT in communities worldwide. It is known that Taipei won the top prize in 2006 whereas the central city of Taichung was selected the winner in 2013.

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