The urban digitalization index «IQ of cities» was developed by the Russian Ministry of Construction (Minstroy) together with Lomonosov Moscow State University in the framework of the departmental project «Smart City», which is being implemented as part of two national projects - «Housing and Urban Environment» and «Digital Economy».
«IQ of cities» is calculated in ten areas (city management, smart housing and communal services, innovations for the urban environment, smart city transport, intelligent public and environmental safety systems, tourism and service, intelligent social services systems, economic status and investment climate, communications network infrastructure) and contains 47 indicators.
According to the monitoring results, the highest level of urban IQ was in Moscow. Kazan and St. Petersburg were in second and third places, followed by Nizhny Novgorod and Ufа.
HSE (Higher School of Economics)