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Date : 2024-06-21        Source : New Taipei City Government
2024 ICF Top7 Announcement in New Taipei City For The First Time
    New Taipei City has been actively promoting smart city initiatives, hosting international forums for five consecutive years. In 2022, the city was awarded the Top1 Global Smart City from the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) . Furthermore, in 2023, New Taipei City became the world’s first city to obtain the  ICF’s smart city full certification. This year, the ICF extended a special invitation to New Taipei City to co-host the “2024 ICF Top7 Global Cities Announcement” on June 19. The event was meticulously prepared by the New Taipei City Government, with Deputy Mayor Chen Chwen-Jing and Director Leu Jang-Hwa from the  Administration of Digital Industry, Ministry of Digital Affairs, welcoming esteemed guests from around the world. Notably, representatives from Las Rozas, Spain, were also present, as they will be hosting the 2025 ICF Top7.

    ICF Chairman and Co-founder John G. Jung emphasized that the ICF Top7 represents outstanding achievements in global smart city development. Congratulations to this year’s nominated cities (see the award list below). These seven cities exemplify dedication and innovative spirit, providing clear direction for smart development worldwide. On November 4, ICF will announce the Intelligent Community of the Year (Top1) in Barcelona, awarding the highest honor. Director Leu Jang-Hwa highlighted that the Administration of Digital Industry collaborates with various Taiwanese cities to foster consensus and empower smart service needs. Encouraging cross-domain digital technology services among businesses, the goal is to export digital transformation expertise from Taiwan to overseas markets, establishing a smart city service ecosystem. Deputy Mayor Chen Chwen-Jing reaffirmed New Taipei City’s commitment to innovation, openness, and collaboration. The city continues to explore new approaches to smart city development, aiming to make significant contributions to cities globally.

    On the second day, the New Taipei City Government arranged a special visit for international dignitaries and representatives from overseas missions to Foxconn (Hon Hai Group). They experienced electric buses and explored their cutting-edge interactive showroom. The delegation also visited ASUS AI Cloud Innovation Park to learn about their AI cloud ecosystems, smart city applications, and the one-stop electric vehicle charging system—a promising solution for urban parking. Additionally, they toured the Tamsui Sewage Treatment Plant, gaining insights into intelligent wastewater treatment processes and sustainable water reuse.

    These visits not only allowed international guests to witness Taiwan’s achievements in smart sustainability and AI innovation but also laid a crucial foundation for future collaboration. The New Taipei City Government aims to continue promoting the application of smart technology and work hand in hand with cities worldwide to create a more livable, intelligent, and sustainable future.

2024 ICF TOP7 Global Cities shortlist
  • Assaí, Paraná, Brazil      
  • Coral Gables, Florida, USA  
  • Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil  
  • Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Hilliard, Ohio, USA
  • Yunlin County, Taiwan