July 5. Pahra Hall. 14:15 - 15:15

Panel discussion

Digitized streets. Data that transforms the city

Data is a new decision-making tool. It is produced in a huge amount and is required by most urban services from public transport to a health centre. The two main data sources in Moscow are urban systems and telecommunications. In Moscow, there are more than 170 thousand cameras, every year about 100 million SIM cards are sold, which allow you to collect anonymous data about the residents of cities. Maps, tools and strategies used by the city are developed based on this data.

  • How does the city use the data? What data strategies can different megacities have?
  • How do cities and businesses deal with data streams that cannot be stored but must be processed?
  • Is collaboration possible between the city and entrepreneurs in terms of data management?


Andrei Belozerov
Adviser of the head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation


Andres Sevtsuk
Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Alexei Novikov
President, Habidatum
Sonam Velani
Senior Advisor for Housing and Economic Development, New York City Mayor's Office
Ralf-Peter Schäfer
Vice-President, Traffic and Travel Information Product Unit, ‎TomTom
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