Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, and they are expected to add another
2.5 billion new residents by 2050. They face increasing environmental pressures and infrastructure
needs—and growing demands from residents to deliver a better quality of life and to do so at a
sustainable cost. Such megastructures experience significant environmental stress and infrastructure hunger, and also should correspond to the growing needs of residents in order to provide a better quality of life, but at the same time it is necessary to observe the adequacy of price decisions of such issues.
Smart technologies can help cities cope with these problems, and they are already being implemented, thanks to state investments. At the heart of all the changes are huge amounts of data. Cities generate an incredible amount of information. The processing of these data allows a timely response to such challenges, as well as allocating resources wisely and planning the future.
Clever cities use large amounts of data in conjunction with modern technologies to make the right decisions. Technologies penetrate deeper into everyday life of citizens. The smartphone became the entry point for the management of the city and its capabilities. A couple of clicks or swipes allows you to find out the schedule of transportation, the forecast of his arrival at the stop, make an appointment with a doctor, get a state service or inform about urgent warnings.
According to the McKinsey investigation conducted in June 2018, Moscow is among the European capitals - leaders in terms of smart technologies development and penetration level. The Russian capital is ahead of Paris, Hamburg and Berlin. In the rating of the deployment of intelligent urban applications, our capital occupies the second line, where London takes the leading position. In the ranking of the combined assessment of awareness, use and satisfaction is the leading position.