Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale with Intelligent Community Forum co-founder John Jung at the Top 7 awards night in 2015.
Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale with Intelligent Community Forum co-founder John Jung at the Top 7 awards night in 2015. Contributed

Ipswich leads the world in intelligence

IPSWICH has made history to make the top seven intelligent communities in the world list twice.

At the conclusion of 'The Internet of Cities Forum' in Taipei, Taiwan yesterday, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced its list of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year.

The 15th annual Top 7 list includes communities from four nations, with Australia (Ipswich and Melbourne), Canada and Taiwan each contributing two, and Russia contributing a seventh community in a first-time achievement for that nation. 

Ipswich is the first Australian city to make the list twice - in 2015 and 2017.

An intelligent community is not about technology, but how people use it to improve their communities.

Ipswich has once again been judged a leader in that regard and is now in the running to be named 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year at the ICF annual summit in New York in June.



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