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TAIPEI, TAIWAN (March 20, 2024) – Woodstock, Georgia, was named one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Smart Cities and Intelligent Communities Conference hosted by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) conducted as part of the Taiwan Smart City Summit & Expo.

Woodstock is a semi-finalist in ICF’s annual Awards Program. ICF will name the 2024 Intelligent Community of the Year at the ICF Summit in November. One of the 21 communities named on Wednesday will succeed Binh Duong, Vietnam, the 2023 Intelligent Community of the Year.

Each of the cities, towns, or regions honored as a Smart21 community have applied the six principles of the ICF’s Community Accelerator Strategy to build inclusive economic prosperity, social health and cultural richness, which together make a community strong and resilient.

“Woodstock is honored to be among this diverse list of communities and we are proud to represent the State of Georgia with fellow honoree Warner Robins,” said Mayor Michael Caldwell. “The City of Woodstock is committed to improving its citizens quality of life through smart technology programs. From transportation systems to innovative infrastructure technology, the city has been boldly pursuing the initiatives of its Smart Master Plan since 2020.”

Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn / Mayor of Woodstock

Woodstock’s Mayor Michael Caldwell and First Lady Katie Caldwell in Taipei, Taiwan. (Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn)

 

Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn / Mayor of Woodstock

Woodstock’s Mayor Michael Caldwell joined city leaders from the United States and Taiwan for a panel discussion about the future of cities, community, and technology at the 2024 Smart City Summit & Forum in Taipei City, Taiwan. (Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn)

 

Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn / Mayor of Woodstock

Woodstock’s Mayor Michael Caldwell discusses the future of technology and artificial intelligence in a panel discussion in Taipei, Taiwan. (Source: Michael Caldwell/LinkedIn)

More information about Woodstock’s SMART Program is available at woodstockga.gov/smart. To learn more about Smart21 Communities including the list of 2024 honorees, go to intelligentcommunity.org.

The Smart21 Communities of 2024

Assaí, Paraná, Brazil
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Defiance, Ohio, USA
Doral, Florida, USA
Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Fairfield/Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Grey County, Ontario, Canada
Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Izmir, Turkey
Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Pingtung County, Taiwan
Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
Taitung County, Taiwan
Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
Woodstock, Georgia, USA
Yunlin County, Taiwan

The Smart21 Communities of 2024 include cities and counties from seven countries spread over five continents.

About City of Woodstock

Located just 30 miles north of Atlanta, Woodstock’s City limits include more than 12 square miles and over 35,000 residents. Woodstock is a Georgia PlanFirst Community and a recipient of Georgia Municipal Association’s Live Work Play City Award.

About the Intelligent Community Forum

Starting in 2000 with a research project comparing cities in various nations, the Intelligent Community Forum created a unique, data-driven approach to development that puts citizens first while tapping the enormous economic and social potential of technology. In a world dominated by digital, ICF’s mission is to help communities create innovative and growing economies, inclusive societies and affirming cultures open to the world.

 

 

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