Moscow has been certified according to the ISO 37120-2018 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” international standard, which sets the main indicators for the quality of life and the provision of urban services. Experts assessed 68 indicators in economy, innovation, healthcare, education, transport and security, Moscow Deputy Mayor Natalia Sergunina explains.
Currently, the ISO 37120 standard has been or is being implemented by more than 100 cities in 35 countries around the world. ISO 37120 certified metropolitan areas include London, Dubai, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney and Toronto.
Moscow Deputy Mayor
The certificate will enable Moscow to apply for further certification in accordance with ISO 37122-2019 Smart Cities and 37123-2019 Resilient Cities. Moreover, the ISO 37120 standard takes into account most of the indicators that reflect the city’s commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD)
The ISO 37120-2018 standard includes indicators grouped into 19 sectors of urban infrastructure and urban management. These indicators are checked by experts from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and then by independent experts. They assess not only the correctness and relevance of the indicators, but also the methodology for their calculation.