Moscow Longevity project shortlisted for the World Smart City Award
The category recognises the most innovative and successful projects, developed and implemented while creating a city comfortable for everyone. Projects from Spain, the US, Mexico and Brazil are also among the finalists.
All in all, 57 countries took part in the contest.
Moscow Longevity is the Moscow Mayor’s project for senior citizens. Each district has opened hobby clubs for them. They can take up sports, music, painting, dancing and much more at 2,500 venues. Muscovites’ most popular pastimes are learning information technology, English and body conditioning.
Over 165,000 senior citizens are participating in Moscow Longevity. To join the project, come to any district social service centre with your passport, insurance account number and social card. It is also possible to sign up for activities during open lessons in parks. In addition, as Sergei Sobyanin said while inspecting the new building of the Prospekt Vernadskogo social service centre, there will be more opportunities to register. For example, in addition to social service centres, senior citizens will be able to join groups at schools, community centres and other places where classes are organised, for convenience’s sake.
The Smart City Expo World Congress, as part of which the award was granted, is a global platform for cooperation of companies, governments, organisations and experts, and for sharing ideas and demonstrating the latest solutions in city development. This year, there were twice as many applications to participate as in 2017.