What makes a city intelligent? Well, a lot of things actually. When you look at areas that combine both cultural identity and technology together with improvements to such things as healthcare, increased employment opportunities and sustainability there are some communities that stand out way ahead of others. And thanks to The Intelligent Community Forum, which lists the top Intelligent Communities across the world each year, we can learn all about what makes them so amazing. Below are a list of some of their most recent choices.


Arlington County, Virginia, USA

This area has used smart planning to leverage the benefits of its location near Washington, DC. The county focuses on its growth and future sustainability with such things as its Telecom Master Plan, innovative work at Virginia Tech and what’s known as The Arlington Way – a formal structure of more than 40 citizen advisory groups and commissions. These groups make decisions in several areas, including land use, technology and innovation.