Moscow Case Study Overviews Smart City Strategy
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A new case study from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) evaluates Moscow's progress in meeting the objectives of its smart city strategies and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ITU case study traces Moscow's smart city journey from its origins in Moscow's information city strategy launched in 2011 to the Smart Moscow 2030 strategy, its successor. It highlights the role of Moscow's government in coordinating the implementation of a wide array of smart city projects in the city and how these projects have substantially improved the quality of life for city residents. The report assesses Moscow's smart city performance using indicators that measure impact on three dimensions: the economy, environment, and society and culture.

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a recognized key contributor to the Moscow economy. Public safety in the case study includes information on the city’s extensive video surveillance program.

“Home to more than 12 million people, Moscow is the largest urban area on the European continent," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “Considering the size of Moscow and its population, this case study offers a unique set of lessons learned for other cities around the world developing a smart city strategy. I commend Moscow's leaders for their efforts to share these experiences and this knowledge with the international community, towards creating a 'smart' world for everyone, everywhere."

The findings of the case study will feed into the work of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Group 20, the group leading the development of ITU standards for the internet of things (IoT) and smart cities. These standards assist in optimizing the application of ICTs within smart cities, in addition to supporting efficient data processing and management.

The full case study is here.

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