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Tehran Municipality Initiative Honored by World Smart City Award

Smart Tehran Program is aimed at transforming the megacity of Tehran into a more sustainable and livable city with the vision of "A City for All" by focusing on urban innovation, transparency and citizens' engagement
Tehran Municipality Initiative Honored by World Smart City AwardTehran Municipality Initiative Honored by World Smart City Award

Smart Tehran Program, developed by Tehran Municipality, was honored during the World Smart City Award 2019, and an adjunct conference held in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 19-20.
The program is aimed at transforming the megacity of Tehran into a more sustainable and livable city with the vision of "A City for All" by focusing on urban innovation, transparency and citizens' engagement, the event's website Smartcityexpo.com reported.
Smart Tehran Program was classed in the City Award category, specified for cities with developed global strategies, combined urban projects, initiatives and policy implementations for their citizens.
Mohammad Farjood, the head of TM's Information and Communications Technology Organization, represented Tehran at the ceremony and received the honorary WSCA award.
Entries for this year's edition of the award ceremony came from 54 countries and were of an exceptionally high standard. The shortlist had 28 finalists in seven categories, namely City; Innovative Idea; Digital Transformation; Urban Environment; Mobility; Governance and Finance; and Inclusive and Sharing Cities.
Innovative schemes from Stockholm (Sweden), Bristol (the UK), Curitiba (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Seoul (South Korea) were also announced winners in the City Award category.

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