The city of New York has been chosen as the Best Smart City of 2016 by the jury of the sixth edition of the Global Smart City Awards, announced at the Smart City Expo World Congress to recognize the most outstanding initiatives and projects in the urban innovation and transformation industry. The other two awards - best project and Innovative Global South - have been given to the Austrian company Aspern Smart City Research GmbH & Co. KG and the Kenyan company Microclinic Technologies, respectively.
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Whether it's automation of healthcare services, advanced security infrastructure, or self-driving cars, we are witnessing the evolution of cities as we know them. In this period of rapid growth, it's all about taking advantage of the intelligent technology available, and steering it toward the needs of everyday citizens. Smart cities have long been a concept, but now more financial muscle and technical ability is being added to bring them closer to reality.
Montréal, the vibrant capital city of Quebec in Canada, is renowned for its vibrant technology sector, and has the potential to become a world-class model for the Smart City concept. The French-speaking city was awarded the Intelligent Community of the Year award this year by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) at an awards ceremony held in the Africa Event Center at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
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