Russ Shaw notes that One Cleveland, the astounding consortium of nonprofits, government and industry that is deploying advanced applications across the city's widespread broadband network, was picked by the international Intelligent Community Forum as the most "intelligent" community - and the only US city on its list of seven most intelligent communities.
Applications running on the network include high-definition
videoconferencing connecting Cleveland Clinic doctors to city schools for the delivery of healthcare, best-in-class programs from the Cleveland Museum of Art delivered to branch libraries, and a pilot wireless project with Intel to enable city and county inspectors to file and exchange data on building permits in the field. In 2005, Intel named the greater Cleveland area as one
of three Worldwide Digital Communities deploying wireless broadband applications to improve government and other services.
Kudos to Lev Gonick, mastermind of the program.
The other cities?
- Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
- Ichikawa, Japan
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Tianjin, China
- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada