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Moscow to test and integrate new smart city technologies

In the last five years Moscow has laid the foundations for a smart city, mainly focusing on e-government and management services, yet is still lacking a formal smart city strategy. Is this something you are working on?

In 2011 we developed a strategy called Information City which has been extended until the end of 2018. With a US$600 million annual budget, we invested in ICT infrastructure development and m2m projects, e-healthcare and e-education, public services delivery, citizen engagement and much more–all solutions that now are included in the smart city concept. Within six years, we implemented unified e-doc flow and accounting for all governmental institutions, online procurement systems, open budget, automated healthcare and education systems for all public clinics and schools, built IoT platforms for smart metering and city vehicles, deployed citywide e-voting and crowdsourcing platforms and moved more than 200 public services online including through mobile devices. In 2011 we didn’t realise that in fact it was about making Moscow smart, but now we prefer calling that strategy Smart City Moscow.

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