[2018-06-18] / Municipal Strategies Contest 2018 – New Category Launched

The Organizing Committee of the III All-Russian Strategic Development Forum "Cities of Russia 2030: Digital Future" put forward a new category for the V Municipal Strategies Contest – "Smart Strategy - Smart City".

This category pays attention to a degree which "smart city" aspects (intellectualization of urban economy, creation and development of a single urban management system based on energy-saving and energy-efficient technologies, use of ICT to transform manufacturing processes, use of other new technologies)  incorporate into the main structural elements of a strategy. Evaluation criteria include comprehensiveness, availability of innovative projects, smart significance, alignment of strategic development, feasibility, information support for a strategy on the Internet, and others.

The category is open to municipalities with a population of up to 300 thousand people, which have adopted/updated the strategy for socio-economic development during the period from June 28, 2014 to August 1, 2018.

Submit application until August 25, 2018 at For in-depth contest info, please visit the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum’s website, the Contest section.

The V Municipal Strategies Contest (MSC-2018) is running within the Annual Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia: Stakeholders of the Future (Strategic Planning Leaders Forum).

The onsite semifinals of the main category and finals of the private categories will be held on September 25, 2018 in Moscow in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

The finals and MSC-2018 Awards Ceremony will take place in St. Petersburg during the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum on October 22, 2018.

The MSC-2018 organisers – Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, All-Russian Congress of Municipalities, ICSER Leontief Centre, Committee of Civil Initiatives.

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