Kingston named in the Top 21 of the World's Most Intelligent Communities!

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
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KINGSTON, ONTARIO - Kingston is among 21 cities nominated to be named the world's most intelligent communities.

The nomination comes from the Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think-tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st century.  Kingston made the top 21 largely through its development of a fibre-optic communications network and a commitment to sustainability and green energy initiatives.

For this year's version of the Smart 21, the ICF focused on cities with “a documented strategy for creating a local prosperity and inclusion using broadband and information technology to attract leading edge businesses, build skills, generate economic growth and improve the delivery of government services”.

From our city's website:

"Utilities Kingston and Kingston Economic Development Corporation worked together on the application, which describes how our city's efforts meet the Intelligent Community Indicators and speak to this year's theme of Innovation and Employment. Kingston was one of only eight first-time applicants to be selected (out of hundreds of applications)"

Jim Keech, President and Chief Executive Officer of Utilities Kingston says,  "This award supports our community's vision to become Canada's Most Sustainable City."

Add to this, last year's award of Kingston being "Canada's Most Romantic City"(see my blog from last year)  and we are quite the place:

Smart and Romantic - what a catch!  

This place we call "home" is a place to be admired and respected.  A place you too can call home. 

Call Susan Emo and make a smart move!

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 Susan Emo
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Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario

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Eric Michael
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Susan, sounds like Kingston is a pretty cool place to live! I'm sure that your real estate clients love it up there.

Feb 10, 2013 07:45 AM #1
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Jane Peters
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Well who could doubt that Kingston is one of the world's most intelligent communities, you are in it.  Congratulations  Valentine's day should be great there.

Feb 10, 2013 09:06 AM #2
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Susan Emo
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Hi Eric -  it is pretty cool indeed: something for everyone, of all ages!

Feb 10, 2013 12:13 PM #3
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Susan Emo
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Jane - what an intelligent woman you are!

Feb 10, 2013 12:14 PM #4
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Liz Wallace
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Valentino and Einstein that's Kingston.  I remember the post last year but I think this honor might be even better for home sales.

Feb 11, 2013 01:28 AM #5
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Malcolm Johnston
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It sounds like Kingston has really planned for the future Susan. Send some of your city planners this way please.

Feb 11, 2013 02:29 AM #6
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Susan Emo
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Liz -  we are the happening place!!

Feb 11, 2013 02:41 AM #7
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Susan Emo
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Malcolm - nope, sorry - not sharing them!  LOL  But, I will take great care of your Buyers!!!

Feb 11, 2013 02:42 AM #8
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Larry Estabrooks
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Susan - congratulations to Kingston.

(I have to put in the plug that Moncton made the Smart21 in 2009 and 2010.)

Feb 12, 2013 04:06 AM #9
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Susan Emo
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Larry - I have to admit, I'm thrilled when ANY Canadian city is named.  The world is still a big place :)

 

Feb 12, 2013 06:50 AM #10
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Susan,

I love Kingston! My Aunt and 4 of my cousins live there. It has so much charm, history and beauty too.

Jo

Feb 26, 2013 12:08 PM #11
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Susan Emo
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I agree Jo-Anne! What a small world too - where abouts do they live?
Feb 26, 2013 12:16 PM #12
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Congrats Kingston!  It's very nice up there on the lakes, Rivers. The weathers consistently hot in the summer - and your close to Ottawa, Montreal , Toronto and the States. 

Jun 08, 2013 01:04 AM #13
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Thanks for stopping by Paul -  I agree!

Jun 08, 2013 01:13 AM #14
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