Mohammad A. Najafi, Former Tehran Mayor:

Smart cities are transparent and accountable

Mohammad Najafi, the then Tehran mayor said in Smart Tehran Congress that developing smart city technologies is one of the main plans of Tehran municipality in the next five years.

He added: “The main features of a smart city are its transparency and accountability which are the prerequisites for confronting corruptions. Fortunately, the move towards developing smart technologies has been started in Tehran and a strategic council has been established."

Najafi also said that it is necessary to cooperate with private sector, academics, and research companies in order to benefit their capabilities. He announced that “the first phase of developing smart city has launched and a document named “Smart Tehran: Policies & Visions" has been prepared.”

The Congress was held on 4-5 March, 2018 at Tehran Milad Tower.