A case study from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) offers an evaluation of Moscow’s progress in meeting the objectives of its ‘smart city’ strategies and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study, Implementing ITU-T International Standards to Shape Smart Sustainable Cities: The Case of Moscow, was undertaken using the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities developed by the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative.
The ITU case study traces Moscow’s smart city journey from its origins and 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 U4SSC indicators that measure impact on three dimensions: the economy, environment and society & culture.
The Moscow case study follows prior smart city case studies of Dubai and Singapore. These have made valuable smart cities experiences and knowledge available to other cities around the world. This reporting also solicits feedback that helps cities to refine their smart city strategies.