In the early 90s, the world began to talk about SMART-projects in the urban environment. The new concept captured the imagination of leading architects and designers because it claimed that it is possible to create a harmonious ecological environment without influencing the pace and quality of life in modern cities. At the same time, it opened up ample opportunities for commercial activity. In the "cities of future”, each infrastructural object creates a dynamic technological environment that makes the life and work easier for citizens. Notably, it applies not only to big cities but also small towns that can become a focus of attraction for tourists and business. McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, predicts that by 2020 SMART-cities will generate two-thirds of the world's GDP.