The Ministry of Construction presented the data of the new Urban Economy Digitalization Index (“IQ of cities”) for 2020. Moscow took the first place among the million-plus cities (103.25 points). The second and third places were shared by Voronezh (63.38) and Kazan (60.93), respectively.
The index contains 47 indicators and is calculated in ten areas: urban management, smart housing and communal services, innovations for the urban environment, smart urban transport, intelligent systems of public and environmental safety, tourism and services, intelligent systems of social services, economic condition and investment climate, infrastructure of communication networks.
The index “IQ of cities” was developed by the Ministry of Construction of Russia in 2019 together with the Moscow State University as part of the departmental project “Smart City” as well as national projects “Housing and Urban Environment” and “Digital Economy”.