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  • Status of children in urban India
    Status of Children in Urban India: Baseline Study 2018., 2019.

    The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge in the urban sector in India, has partnered with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), a private grant making foundation based in the Netherlands, to build Child...

  • Children in the Vision of India
    Children in the Urban Vision of India., 2019.

    This document has been prepared by the “Child Friendly Smart Cities” initiative to undertake a fast track review of current urban programs being implemented in India and how they are facilitating the cities to be more focused on the needs of children. These children constitute a signifi cant...

  • Handbook of Global Practices on Place Making for Children
    Urban Places: Handbook of Global Practices on Place Making for Children., 2019.

    Place matters: Handbook of global best practices on place making for children is designed to be a step towards learning from small-scale yet impactful initiatives from across the globe. The book documents real-time global examples and acknowledge the initiatives that have contributed towards...

  • Child in the City: Comic Strip
    Child in the city: Everyday encounters of Ryan, Piku, Tina, Neel, Aamna, Zoro who are all 3 year olds and Chutki who is 3 months old.., 2019.

    LIVE . PLAY . LEARN . MOVE
    This collection of comic strips is a representation of everyday encounters and experiences of young children in cities associated with their ‘live’, ‘play’, ‘learn’ environments and how they ‘move’ from one to the other.
    These encounters are shaped by the...

  • SCM Presentation
    Presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    This presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development by MInistry of Housing and Urban Affairs had the following outline

    Planning
     Mission Strategy
     Selection Process
     Financial Landscape
     Timeline for Completion
     Recent...

  • Sweden Feasibility
    Sweden Nagar Sustainable Urban Regeneration For The Future. Smart City Sweden India Group, 2018.

    Sustainable cities and infrastructure is crucial to tackling the three central challenges facing the global community: reigniting growth, delivering on the Global Goals, and reducing climate change risk in line with the Paris Agreement. Transformative change is needed now in how we build our...

  • Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges

    How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south.

    You’ll learn about today’s urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the global south. We will debate the benefits of three pathways,...

  • Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design (Self Paced)

    Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview of key issues in sustainability including industrial pollution,...

  • Introduction to Urban Geo-Informatics

    Where does geographical data come from?
    How do we monitor our environment?
    How do we navigate with our phones?
    What is happening beneath our feet?

    These are just some of the questions that crop up every so often as we wander...

  • Introduction to Land Management (Self Paced)

    Gain insights into the complex nature of land management and learn about terms, tasks and challenges related to our land.

    Have you ever asked yourself what role land plays in front of demographic change, globalization or climate change?

    Did you ever consider the connectivity...

  • urban jungles
    Baviskar, Amita. Urban Jungles In Wilderness, Parks and Their Publics in Delhi. Economic and Political Weekly, 2018.

    In an exploration of the processes through which urban India acquires or loses green spaces, this article examines how parks and urban publics are mutually constituted in Delhi. Social change has led to a re-imagination of cultural meanings and modes of ecological management. Ecological change,...

  • Census towns
    Glover, William J.. Living in a Category: A History of India’s ‘Census Town’ Problem from Colonial Punjab. Economic and Political Weekly, 2018.

    The 2011 Census revealed that the most dynamic sector of urban growth in India is taking shape within rural institutions, given the unprecedented growth of “census towns.” The long-term difficulty in India of finding an appropriate term and mode of governance for rural areas that are also urban...

  • Advisory on Disability friendly infrastructure
    Advisory No. 11: Strategy for ensuring Universal Access IT systems to empower citizens with disability to access these systems with ease. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    The objective of Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is to improve the quality of life of citizens living in cities in an inclusive way. Hence it is imperative that all the projects taken up under the Area Based Development and Pan city Smart Solutions should be disabled friendly. Many cities have...

  • Smart City Proposal Silvassa
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    Silvassa Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Silvassa. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    ‘Silvassa - A vibrant growth centre that offers an optimal balance between industrial prosperity and quality of life, while promoting its rich tribal heritage.’ By leveraging its strategically located industrial zone, dense city core, iconic riverfront and rich tribal legacy as key strengths,...

  • SCP Erode
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    SCP Erode_Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Erode. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    CITY VISION To transform Erode in to a model eco-friendly city with liveability and sustainability as the main pillars of growth using it's intrinsic strength of being a business destination for Agro based and Textiles Industrial hub.

  • SCP Diu
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    SCP Annexure DIU
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Diu. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    The strategic focus and blueprint for the Smart City Proposal is built on these 3 focus areasnamely, the TOURSIM INDUSTRY (economy), THE LOCAL COMMUNITY (society), & THE NATURAL ECOLOGY (environment)

  • SCP Biharsharif
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    SCP Annexure Biharshariff
    Corporation, Biharshariff Municipal. Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal BiharShariff. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    Collective Vision emerged from Citizens of Bihar Sharif - “By 2027, Biharsharif aspires to become leading processing and trading hub of agro-based products; and one of the most liveable cities in the state, taking pride in nurturing its natural and cultural heritage”

  • SCP Bareilly
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    SCP Bareilly Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Bareilly. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    The vision for Bareilly Smart City is evolved on the basis of reconnaissance survey of city, citizen’s suggestions & discussion with public representatives, civil society organizations and the bureaucrats keeping in mind the aspirations of all the interested parties and holistic development...

  • SCP_Itanagar
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Itanagar. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    Itanagar aspires to be the most livable and economically vibrant city in the North East. It envisages to promote high quality of living and happiness to its citizen and visitors by providing modern infrastructure and smart governance to everyone using technology. The strategic blueprint thereby...

  • SCP Moradabad
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    Annexure Moradabad
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Moradabad. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    City vision and goals emerge from city profile, SWOT analysis, citizen aspirations, expert consultations and different representatives of industries and society. VISION - Transform “Peetal Nagri” into a sustainable growth center and livable city. Sustainable Growth Center: Moradabad, popularly...

  • SCP Saharnpur
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    SCP_ Saharnpur_Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Saharanpur. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    VISION – “Saharanpur envisions to improve quality of life and leverage economies of Wooden Handicraft & Agro Industries”. The vision statement emerged from an extensive engagement with citizens, representatives of various public groups such as Senior Citizens' Association, women's...

  • OM Smart Cities Round 4
    OM: Selection of Cities in Round 4 of the Smart City All India Challenge. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    The Competent Authority has approved the list of top 9 cities (Annexure I) for implementation of proposals sent by the potential Smart Cities in Round 4 of Smart City All India Challenge process. With these selections, 99 smart cities have been selected across all States/UTs other than Meghalaya...

  • Global Opportunities
    Global Opportunity Report 2017. United Nations Global Compact, 2018.

    The solution-focused report — the fourth in its series — offers 10 new markets which could help get these Global Goals back on track, such as blockchain-based land rights for Goal 10 and energy-efficient cooling for Goal 13. The report aims to demonstrate how global sustainability challenges and...

  • Street Design Guidelines
    Urban Street Design Guidelines Pune. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Urban street design guidelines for Pune' as a new policy document which puts place and people before the movement of vehicles. It emphasizes on the concept of 'equitable allocation of street space' which is also one of the key principles outlined in the National Urban Transport Policy.

    ...

  • Pune Smart CIty
    Reimagining Pune: Mission Smart Cities., 2018.

    Understanding Pune was critical before any initiative of this scale was undertaken across the city. Pune undertook one of the most extensive desk research and citizen engagement exercise to get a sense of real priorities.
     

  • Success stories Ahmedabad
    Success stories of Ahmedabad Smart City. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure presents the work being done, achievements and the changes that aren ow visible in Ahmedabad under smart Cities Mission

  • Ahmedabad Smart City
    Smart City Ahmedabad, Newsletter. Smart City Ahmedabad Development Limited, 2018.

    This nesletters gives Highlights of Ahmedabad Smart city Projects.

  • Pune SCM
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    Pune SCM
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    Pune SCM
    Pune Towards Smart City., 2018.

    Pune Smart City has complied 3 volumes compiling the status before Smart City Program intervention, in different sectors where the Municipal Corporation functions. It further gives the interventions and theri impacts through these interventions.

  • Urban update
    Vaidya, Chetan, and Hitesh Vaidya. Urban Local Bodies and SDG's in India. Urban Update, 2018.

    The United Nations adopted sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 17 SDGs with 169 targets. They place the principles of ‘leave no one behind’. Most SDGs have targets that are functions of local governments. In India, ULBs, which are in the process of preparing the statutory master plan...

  • Smart City Proposal
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    Annexures
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Kavaratti., 2018.

    Kavaratti is an Eco friendly -city co-existing in harmony with nature for nurturing a resilient, clean, green, and healthy environment. Kavaratti is special in its geographical location (strategic location) natural beauty, the lagoon surrounding the island with the beautiful Coral biodiversity...

  • SCP_Shillong
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    Annexures
    Smart City Challenge Round 4: Smart City Proposal Shillong., 2018.

    Shillong aspires to be the centre of cultural and economic vibrancy, which Meghalaya people proudly identify. The vision for the city would therefore be “to transform Shillong into a cultural and economic hub in Meghalaya with a focus on tourism and culture and to make it a livable, clean, green...

  • Urbanization Course Syllabus
    Bhaduri, Sanjukkta. City and Metropolitan Planning. School of Planning and Architecture, 2018.

    Cities are dynamic entities that is they are constantly growing and developing. Today more than 50% population are urban worldwide and as per future estimates, it would be 66% in 2050. In India, the urban population is expected to double from 32% (2011) to 60% (2050). At present, there are...

  • Designing Cities

    About this course: Each module in Designing Cities will focus on a different aspect of city design including: How Today’s City Evolved; The Ideas That Shape Cities; Tools for Designing Cities; Making Cities Sustainable; Cities in the Information Age; Preserving Older Cities;...

  • women and landtitles
    Women’s Land Title Ownership and Empowerment: Evidence from India. Asian Development Bank, 2018.

    The 2005 Hindu Succession Act was legislated to protect women’s rights to an equal share in ancestral property, including land. A unique rural household survey in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal was conducted, in which both enumerators for interviews and participants of the...

  • Compendium
    Hudco Awards for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), 2018.

    HUDCO compendium launched on World Habitat Day, compiles award winning entries in Urban Governance, Housing, Urban Poverty & Infrastructure, Urban Transport, Environmental Managment, ENergy Conservation and Green Building, Sanitation, Urban Design and Regional Planning.

  • Smart City Vadodara - Video 1

    The videos provide an insight into the development of Vadodara city under the various urban missions and particularly focuses on the projects undertaken under the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Smart City Vadodara - Video 2

    The videos provide an insight into the development of Vadodara city under the various urban missions and particularly focuses on the projects undertaken under the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Report
    Kavanaugh, Laura, Laura Kavanaugh, Evgenia Mitroliou, Thiago Soares Barbizan, and Victoria Vital Estrada. Resilient Cities Report 2017: Tracking local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11 In 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 4 - 6 May 2017. ICLEI, 2017.

    Based on the proceedings of the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 4 - 6 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany.

    Resilient Cities is the annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the...

  • Smart City Ranchi Projects
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    Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate Smart City Projects at Ranchi
    Ranchi Smart City inaugurated by Honorable Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu., 2017.

    Inauguration of Ranchi Smart City by Honorable Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu alongwith the laying of the foundation stone for the Urban Civic Centre, Convention Centre, and Jharkhand Urban Planning and Management Institute in the presence of Honorable Governor, Jharkhand, Honarable Chief...

  • Indo French JWG 2017
    Learning From France: Indo-French Working Group on Sustainable Urban Development. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

     

    India France Joint Working Group for cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development met in Paris and Marseilles from 5th to 8th September 2017. 

    This presentation provides highlights of the key learnings in the following sectors and aprovides a way forward for the JWG...

  • How can Indonesia achieve its climate change mitigation goal
    Wijaya, Arief, Hanny Chrysolite, Mengpin Ge, Clorinda Kurnia Wibowo, Almo Pradana, Kemen Austin And Utami, and Kemen Austin. How Can Indonesia Achieve Its Climate Change Mitigation Goal? An Analysis of Potential Emissions Reductions from Energy and Land-Use Policies In Working Paper. World Resources Institute, 2017.

    Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). For the past two decades, GHG emissions have increased from almost all sectors, such as land-use (defined as land use, land-use change, and forestry including peat fires), energy, agriculture, industry, and waste....

  • Office memorandum
    OM: Submission of Smart Cities Proposals for Participation in the Next Round of Challenge. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    The OM provides a list of remaining 20 potential Smart Cities which could not qualify/participate in Round 3, have to now participate in the next Round of the competition and submit their revised proposals by 31st October 2017.

  • Urban Housing India_WRI
    Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable Housing. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute, 2017.

    There is an acute lack of well-located urban housing that is adequate, secure, and affordable. The global affordable housing gap is currently estimated at 330 million urban households and is forecast to grow by more than 30 percent to 440 million households, or 1.6 billion people, by 2025.

    ...

  • Success Stories From Mission Cities
    India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    As we are approaching the 2nd Anniversary of the Smart Cities Mission
    (SCM), many of the Lighthouse Cities have succeeded in a wide gamut
    of projects/ interventions. The present document captures some of the
    important successes being achieved by these cities by way of: (A)...

  • Bhopal Smart City Proposal: Short Film

    This video provides a visual understanding of the Smart City Proposal of Bhopal and the key components therein. 

  • Transit Oriented Development
    TOD Standard. New York: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2017.

    The TOD Standard is a powerful tool to help shape and assess urban development. It focuses on maximizing the benefits of public transit and non-motorized mobility while placing the emphasis firmly back on the users: people.

    The Standard outlines eight core principles of urban design and...

  • Compendium of Best Practices
    Compendium of Best Practices of Child Friendly Cities. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), 2017.

    The good practices have been collated from a variety of sources, including recommendations from the community of stakeholders working towards our common goal of making the world a better place for children, as well as readings, references from the internet and other leads provided by...

  • Smart City Challenge Lessons Learnt
    Smart Cities Challenge: Lessons for Building Cities of the Future. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2017.

    In December 2015, the U. S. Department of Transportation launched the Smart City Challenge, asking mid-sized cities across America to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move...

  • All Abilities Children's Park
    Concept Design: “All Abilities” Children Park. Visakhapatnam, India: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL), 2017.

    Vizag Smart City, with an aim to enhance social infrastructure for the ABD area and encourage inclusive development, has pioneered the initiative of creating a special park for “kids with special needs” under Smart City project. The adjoining presentation provides key highlights of its...

  • Transforming India 2030
    Joshi, Ravikant. "Transforming India 2030 – Financing Strategies for achieving Sustainable Cities." In Conference on Transforming India 2030: Strategies for Sustainable Development Goals., 2017.

    With the help of available literature, this research paper attempts to examine critically how India has financed its Cities in the past, how it is currently financing its Cities and how it will be financing its Cities in near future going by past and present trends. Such an examination is...

  • Migration
    Report of the Working Group on Migration In Report of the Working Group on Migration. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2017.

    The thrust of this report is to look at the architecture of laws and schemes at the federal and state levels to ensure that there are no barriers to free voluntary movement of people across the country, no restrictions on them to be fully able to take advantage of the opportunities, wherever...

  • Air quality and planning
    Management, Institute of Air Qua, and Environmental Pollution UK. Land-Use Planning and Development Control: Planning for Air Quality. Environmental Protection UK, 2017.

    Environmental Protection UK, in partnership with the Institute of Air Quality Management, have produced a guidance document Land-Use Planning and Development Control: Planning for Air Quality, which replaces the 2010 EPUK Guidance document, to ensure that air quality is adequately considered in...

  • Governance of Inclusive TOD in Brazil
    Lane, Brittany Giroux. Governance of Inclusive Transit-Oriented-Development in Brazil In Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, 2017.

    Transit-oriented development (TOD)—a planning strategy focused on building compact, mixed-use neighborhoods with access to high-quality public transport and mobility options—is key to sustainable urbanization. However, TOD can be exclusive in its design and implementation, leading to the...

  • Report of the Group of Secretaries
    Group 4: Health, Sanitation and Urban Development In Report of the Group of Secretaries. New Delhi, India: Government of India, 2017.

    On 28th October, 2016, ten sectoral Groups of Secretaries were set up by the Government for undertaking a Mid-Term Review of policies and programmes of the Government. As part of this exercise, the Groups were required to examine the performance of flagship schemes of the Ministries/Departments...

  • Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures

    About this course: Learn about the principles of management of urban infrastructures in the era of Smart Cities. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has already resulted and will continue to result in numerous challenges and opportunities....

  • Planning in 3d
    Planning the City of Tomorrow in 3D. ESRI, 2017.

    In Gabon, on the west coast of Africa, a large percentage of those between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed. Council Lead Partner Bechtel and Junior Achievement launched a program to engage young people and to teach them practical business skills. Read more about the partnership and what it'...

  • Overview Report
    Supporting Smart Urban Mobility and Built Environment in Four Indian Cities: Overview Report. New Delhi, India: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, 2017.

    The current report  included an assessment of the existing urban transport scenario in the identified cities of each state as well providing handholding support to city teams for smooth initiation of the SCM. The report
    is part of the output report for the project “Supporting Smart Urban...

  • Smart Health in SCM
    Advisory No. 6; Strategy for Smart Health in Smart Cities Mission. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    One of the purposes of the Smart Cities Mission is to improve quality of life, especially of the poor, in order to make Smart Cities inclusive in nature (Guidelines 2.6). At present, private out of pocket expenses (OOPE) on health comprises 64% of total health spending in India. The broad scope...

  • SCP_Triruvananthapuram
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    SCP_Triruvananthapuram1
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Thiruvanthapuram. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    To move towards a Smart Thiruvananthapuram, The city adapts the Principle for creating Liveable High-Density Cities (Singapore, 2013). Accordingly, Thiruvananthapuram's Blueprint is built on 5 Strategic pillars

    1.  Urban Basic Services
    2. Land-Use Efficiency
    3. Cultural...

  • Smart City Proposal_Naya Raipur
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Naya Raipur. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Naya Raipur aspires to be the happiest city of 21st century focusing on well being of its citizens and people visiting the city. Being a greenfield city, Naya raipur is based on the Urban Principals of Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning which ensures that the...

  • Rajkot SCP
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    Rajkot SCP annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Rajkot. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Rajkot SCP envisions to develop Rajkot into a smart, livable and iconic city of Gujarat with growth and sustainabel development, by leveraging its historical strength state of the art infrastructure, delivery of services and empowerig ecosystems enabling  citizens to realize their dreams. Chief...

  • SCP Patna
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Patna. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Citizens of Patna opine to co create and preserve their rich heritage through a behaviourally transformed and mordernised city that offers improved quality of life, governance, inclusivity and seamless mobility. The key imperatives emerging from self assessment and citizen consultation are...

  • Amravati SCP +Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Amravati. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Amravati is envisioned to be India's Happiest City-an Inclusive people's capital built on a greenfield basis which is economically vibrant and sustaining, equipped with world class social and physical infrastructure to create unparalledl oppotunities. Strategic areas identified are

    1. ...

  • SCP Karimnagar
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    Karimnagar Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Karimnagar. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Strategic focus and the blueprint of the city for its development has been formulated based on a systematic process of Assessment of existing status, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and future direction of the services, views from citizen engagement and findings from SWOT analysis. Five...

  • scp Muzaffarpur
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    Muzaffarpur Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Muzaffarpur. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The foremost strategy is to steer Muzaffarpur city towards sustainable and planned growth. We have focused on future development of the city nodes w.r.t. economic, environmental, social and institutional infrastructure. Also we aim to have a smart city governance, striving to be a financially...

  • Puducherry SCP
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    Puducherry Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Puducherry. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The city of Puducherry wants to Transforms itself into a global tourism destination by leveraging its heritage, cultural, spiritual and educational advantages. Enhance the quality of life of the citizens by providing efficient urban mobility, smart civic infrastructure, smart service delivery...

  • SCP Gandhinagar
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    Gandhinagar Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Gandhinagar. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Gandhinagar, a vibrant and future ready city that provides good quality of life to its citizens by providing sustainable infrastructure and services through confluence of physical and digital realm. The areas of strategic focus are

    1. Create and augment physical infrastructure that is...

  • Srinagar SCP
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    Srinagar Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Srinagar. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Srinagar SCP envisions Transforming Srinagar into an Eco-friendly, Resilient and Socio-Economically Vibrant city that Celebrates its Natural and Cultural heritage creating Harmony and Opportunities for all’’

    Three main action areas have been identified to make the vision implementable...

  • Sagar SCP
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    Sagar Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Sagar. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The vision reflects the pride of regional supremacy among the citizens, their association with the Bundelkhand culture,  a positive  approach towards development and the associated pecuniary benefits to the development. Sagar is a pre-eminent city in the Bundelkhand region which covers the part...

  • SCP Karnal
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    Karnal Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Karnal. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Karnal aspires to be a Futuristic NCR town by leveraging its Business and Research acumen to attract Knowledge based enterprises and Start-up activities. To move towards a more livable city, Karnal will focus on diversifying its strengths to create new employment opportunities and improving its...

  • SCP Satna
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    Satna Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Satna. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Satna envisions Restructuring Satna into a smart, compact and vibrant regional hub, providing diverse economic opportunities for varied skill  levels by leveraging its resource based economy and harnessing potential investments in industrial sector. The Development Goals for Satna across these...

  • SCP_Bengaluru
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Bengaluru. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Bengaluru is a popular business destination for numerous multi nationals to set up their offices, premier educational institutions that attract students and researchers and multi-speciality healthcare facilities. Recent years have seen Bengaluru as growing e-commerce and start up hub. However,...

  • SCP Shimla
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Shimla. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The strategic blueprint for development of Shimla city, as a liveable and sustainable city shall be laid on principles of resilient city, which shall have the capacity of indiviuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems. Accordingly, Shimla's Strategic Blueprint is structured in 7...

  • Dehradun SCP
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    Dehradun Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Dehradun. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Dehradun, a city traditionally known for its mild weather, British era institutions, schools, Litchi Plantations and basmati rice has undergone drastic changes since the creation of state of Uttarakhand in 2000. Over the last 17 years Dehradun has served as state headquarters which has resulted...

  • Proposal
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    Annexures
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Tiruppur. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Tiruppur aspires to leverage its cluster identity by investing in inclusive and transformative solutions that enhance the quality of life for its citizens. Its chief goals are

    1. Enhanced efficiency of governance
    2. Livable and slum free city
    3. Livable and slum free city...

  • PMPC SPC
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    PMPC Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Pimpri Chinchwad. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    From a small agglomeration of villages, the City of Pimpri Chinchwad has evolved into a model modern city which, now plays a definitive role in the Region. Thanks to the trail blazing efforts & achievements of the Municipal Corporation in provision of good infrastructure & amenities,...

  • SCP Bilaspur
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    Bilaspur Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Bilaspur. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Bilaspur strives to be a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where residents specially women are empowered, safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness. The City of Bilaspur will be a prosperous, fiscally sound...

  • Pasighat SCP
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    Pasighat Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Pasighat. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Pasighat will be an example of carbon neutral city, sustaining its culture, harmonious diversity of human capital, green economics, innate technologies and pristine nature. The city aligns itself on the following primary goals in line with the identified strategic  focus areas to realize the...

  • Dahod SCP
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    Annexure_ Dahod
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Dahod. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Vision for Dahod is :"Dahod, a model city from the tribal heartland of Gujarat that provides good quality of life and empowers youth, women and tribal through skill development, by generating employment via logistics and agro-based industries!" The Key focus area woiuld be to

    1. ...

  • SCP Jammu
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    Annexure Jammu
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Jammu. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The vision for the city is "Transforming Jammu into a sustainable and economically vibrant city focusing on tourism, quality of life and trade by leveraging its heritage and location."

    Three main Action areas have been identified to make the vision implementable. These are: 
    1....

  • Tiruneveli SCP
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    Tirunevelli
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Tirunelveli. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    To develop an attractive, inviting, and secure city for its citizens by promoting  heritage value,urban mobility,diversified economy and exploitation of the full potential of the renewable energy resource and digital technology. 

    The vision lays out the strategic intent to cultivate and...

  • SCP Thoothukudi
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    Thoothukudi  Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Thoothukudi. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Thoothukudi aspires to leverage its industrial city identity by investing in inclusive and transformative solutions that enhance the quality of life for its citizens. Its chief goals are

    1. Enhanced efficiency of governance
    2. Livable and slum free city
    3. Livable and slum...

  • Trichy SCP
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    Trichy Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Tiruchirapalli. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The vision of Tiruchirappalli - nurturing religious and heritage tourism, to bring out vibrant communities and dynamic economy that is all supported by smart infrastructure which would yield healthy, clean and livable place for all.”

    The key themes identified are:

    •    Heritage cum...

  • Jhansi SCP
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    Jhansi Annexure
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Jhansi. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Jhansi wants to give its citizens Universal access to smart infrastructure services; Inclusive growth aiming at zero housing deficit; Robust transportation network offering seamless mobility; Accelerated economic growth; Sustainable, smart and green concepts of development. The goals of the city...

  • Making Disabled Friendly Smart Cities
    Making Disabled Friendly Smart Cities. New Delhi, India: National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, 2017.

    The document briefly highlights the accessibility components for Built & ICT-based interventions for Making Disabled Friendly Smart Cities. 

    India is home to approximately 7-10% people living with disabilities and an equal number rapidly acquiring disability on account of medical...

  • Proposal
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Aizawl. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    In the SCP, Aizawl mentions that it would be an inclusive, sustainable & resilient city by leveraging its Human Capital through technology and celebrating its Culture and Nature

    Aizawl Smart City Vision, focuses on;
    → Resilient Environment
    → Economic Sustainability...

  • SCP Allahabad
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    SCP Annexures
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Allahabad., 2017.

    To Cherish Allahabad’s identity as a center for pilgrimage and transform the city into a progressive and economically vibrant Urban center. Chief goals identified ared

    1. Enhance Socio-Cultural Identity
    2. Revamping The Economic Base
    3. Improving Environmental...

  • SCP Gangtok
    ,
    Annexure Gangtok
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Gangtok. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Gangtok envisions Promote an Innovation driven new age Economy along with Expanding its Tourism Economy by offering an enviable Quality of Life and lifestyle options, in an Ecologically responsible manner, that attract and retain talent". Its key  goals are

    1. Liveable
    2. ...

  • SCP Aligarh
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    Annexure Aligarh
    Smart City Challenge Round 3: Smart City Proposal Aligarh. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The vision of Aligargh is  to make it  Mukammal Ashiyan Alishan Ali-E-Gar, which means .This represents a high quality of city life which has smooth access to basic infrastructures, is clean & green, energy efficient and environmental friendly and has peaceful atmosphere. The city will have...

  • Smart Cities Mission: Two Years of Fulfilling Promises: Short Film

    The video marks 2 years of the Smart Cities Mission showcasing its progress and achievements.

  • SDG report card
    SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017; Global Responsibilities: International spillovers in achieving the goals . Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) , 2017.

    The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important...

  • Course Brief
    McCormick, Dr. Kes, Prof. Lena Neij, Prof. James Evans, and Prof. Harriet Bulkeley. Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities., 2017.

    About this course: How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures?

    This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change....

  • Water Resources Management and Policy

     

    About this course: Water management today is faced with new challenges such as climate change or the effects of human activity. Public and private stakeholders who are active in this field must develop new ways to better manage the water cycle "as a whole".

    The...

  • Smart Cities

    Cities are first and foremost built for people, and in today’s world, people produce large amounts of valuable data, thus contributing to what we call “smart cities." As almost every building and every city is a prototype, these communities are in the early stage of development and require...

  • Smart Cities, Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures (Self Paced)

    Over the past few years, advancements in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have significantly challenged the traditionally stable landscape of urban infrastructure services. The result is an increasing interest in the transitioning of cities towards so-called “smart cities...

  • Responsive Cities

    Responsive cities define the future of urbanization. They evolve from smart cities, with a fundamental difference: The citizens move from the center of attention to the center of action. Responsive citizens use smart technology to contribute to planning, design and management of their cities....

  • Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
    Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
    Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs (Self Paced)

    Too often modern cities and suburbs are disorganized places where most new development makes daily life less pleasant, creates more traffic congestion, and contributes to climate change. This trend has to change; and our course is going to show you how.

    Ecodesign means integrating...

  • Future Cities (Self Paced)

    Understanding a city as a whole, its people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, is crucial for the appropriate design and management of the urban system. While the development of cities in different parts of the world is moving in diverse directions, all estimations show that cities...

  • Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities (Self Paced)

    Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial.

    This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate,...

  • Sustainable Urban Environments (Self Paced)

    How can we strengthen sustainability? By empowering individuals and communities to transform and balance dynamic natural resources, economic prosperity, and healthy populations.

    In this course, you’ll explore productive and disruptive social, ecological, and economic intersections – the “...

  • Planned relocation
    Ferris, Elizabeth, Jose Riera, and Sanjula Weerasinghe. Guidance on protecting people from disasters and environmental change through planned relocation. The Brookings Institution, 2017.

    In the context of climate change, planned relocation may serve as an effective adaptation strategy. Analogous experience demonstrates that relocating people is a complex endeavor with the strong potential to violate basic rights and leave people much worse off. States faced with situations where...

  • Cities and migration
    Municipalities and People on the Move: Cities’ Development Policies for Successful Local Management of Migration and Displacement. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2017.

    Traditionally, programming and policy interventions related to human mobility have focused on the national and international levels. However, local governments, especially cities, have a key role to play when it comes to public policies and migration. The new Guidance Note on Municipalities...

  • Smart cities Report
    India’s Smart Cities Mission: Smart for Whom? Cities for Whom?. New Delhi, India: Housing and Land Rights Network, 2017.

    This study uses a human rights lens to objectively analyse the selected Smart City Proposals and to assess what they focus on, what their vision for urban India is, and whether there is a coherent and equitable vision driven by cities’ realistic needs and people’s demands and concerns. Since the...

  • Australia development
    Hamilton, Cathryn, and Jon Kellett. Cost comparison of infrastructure on greenfield and infill sites. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    Planning policy in most Australian capital cities aims to divert development from the fringe into established inner urban areas. A fundamental logic underlying this policy of land recycling is that State and Local governments are challenged fnancially to provide appropriate standards of...

  • TOD Melbourne
    Dovey, Kim, Lucinda Pike, and Ian Woodcock. Incremental Urban Intensification: Transitoriented Re-development of Small-lot Corridors. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    The imperative to transform car-dependent cities for a low-carbon future requires that we engage with the challenge of increasing densities along existing road-based transit corridors – within the constraints of existing morphologies. Such corridors are often lined with small lots that are...

  • Neighbourhood Planning
    A New Strategy of Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning: Five Principles In Discussion Note 3: Urban Planning. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2017.

    UN-Habitat supports countries to develop urban planning methods and systems to address current urbanization challenges such as population growth, urban sprawl, poverty, inequality, pollution, congestion, as well as urban biodiversity, urban mobility and energy. UN-Habitat proposes an approach...

  • Gender vulnerability Index
    Plan for every Child, Gender Vulnerability Index Report 1., 2017.

    Plan India In an attempt to develop collective perspectives and generate a normative consensus on the status of girls and women in India, has broken new ground and pioneered a gender vulnerability assessment tool designed to be used by policymakers, development practitioners, academicians,...

  • Spatial planning through income
    Frenkel, Amnon, and Idan Porat. An integrative spatial capital-based model for strategic local planning – An Israeli case. Planning Practice and Research, 2017.

    This paper presents an integrative model for strategic local planning based on the concept of spatial capital. The model bridges the gap between vision and reality by stimulating actions that are directed at mitigating challenges to the vision. The model uses the concept of ‘spatial capital,’...

  • Urbanization in Shirdi
    Planning for urbanization in religious tourism destinations: insights from Shirdi, India., 2017.

    This paper examines the urbanization process in religious tourism destinations using the example of Shirdi in India. Shirdi, a town dedicated to worship of a twentieth-century Saint Sai Baba, attracts more than eight million visitors every year. The paper explains how religious tourism economy...

  • Contesting green technology
    Nguyen, Thi Minh Phuon, and Kathryn Davidson. Contesting green technology in the city: techno-apartheid or equitable modernisation?. International Planning Studies, 2017.

    In recent decades, heated debate around green technology and its equitable access has aroused the concern of international scholars. This paper provides a review on the exclusion of green technology referred to as ‘green techno-apartheid’ and examines selected key eco-cities (i.e. Masdar, Songdo...

  • Youth development Index
    Youth Development Index and Report. Tamil Nadu: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), 2017.

    The objective of constructing the India Youth Development Index (YDI) 2017 is to track the trends in Youth Development across the States. The Index enables recognizing the high and low performing states, identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention...

  • TOD Policy 2017
    National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2017.

    The Ministry has formulated a ‘National Transit Oriented Development Policy’ . This policy seeks to enhance the depth of understanding of States and UTs on TOD as a viable solution to many of the challenges like haphazard urban growth and sprawl, mobility, rapidly rising private vehicles on...

  • JLL decoding cities
    , and The Business o Cities. Decoding City Performance: The Universe of City Indices 2017., 2017.

    Comparative city indices are more prevalent than ever. In this latest update on the state of the art of city indices by JLL and The Business of Cities, we reveal that their number has reached a new threshold – there are now over 300 indices worldwide that score, benchmark and rank cities on...

  • ICT for disabled
    Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and with specific needs. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    Many countries have already started fostering ICT accessibility in their countries by creating ICT accessibility policy frameworks on public ICT access, mobile communications, TV/video programming, public procurement of accessible ICT and accessible government websites. This report presents good...

  • ICT for Society
    Creating the smart society: Social and economic development through ICT applications. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    This report looks closer at how information and communication technology (ICT) can be utilized to create a fully inclusive Smart Society. It provides case studies of the Smart Society in the field of health, learning, energy, agriculture, resource management - water and waste, commerce, and...

  • ICT Standards Singapore
    International Telecommunication Union(ITU). Implementing ITU-T International Standards to Shape Smart Sustainable Cities: The Case of Singapore. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    The annual Trends in Telecommunication Reform publications are a key part of the dialogue with the world's information and communications technology (ICT) policy-makers and regulators in an increasingly converged digital environment. Under the overarching theme "Regulatory incentives to achieve...

  • ICT and Smart Cities
    Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities: striving for sustainable development goals. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , 2017.

    The ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC) concluded its two-year study in May 2015 with the delivery of 21 Technical Reports and Specifications to provide the foundations of subsequent ITU-T standardization work. This compendium of the reports and specifications released by the...

  • Urban Governance in India
    Ahluwalia, Isher Judge. Urban governance in India. Journal of Urban Affairs, 2017.

    The pace and growth of urbanization in India poses enormous challenges to urban governance. This article examines the institutional features and devolution mechanisms of the federal framework within which cities have to deliver better quality of life for their residents and generate an...

  • Blockchain in real estate
    Deloitte. Blockchain in commercial real estate The future is here!. Deloitte, 2017.

    In this updated and expanded version of our report, we reveal how blockchain technology can advance leasing, as well as purchase and sale transactions in commercial real estate. Explore the time and cost benefits of blockchain, as well as increased security and transparency that the technology...

  • Smart Africa
    Smart Sustainable Cities: A Blueprint for Africa. Republic of Rawanda, 2017.

    The United Nations World Cities Report published in May 2016 noted a global trend in which cities have become central to the transformation of the global economy1 . Urbanization has dramatically changed energy consumption patterns, water and sanitation needs, food security and mobility...

  • Climate Finance
    Lindfield, Michael, and Renard Teipelke. Explainer: How to finance urban infrastructure?. C40 Cities Finance Facility, 2017.

    Cities across the world need more and higher-quality infrastructure. However, many cities struggle to find the right finance to realise their projects. The potential relative benefits of financing through the public sector, the private sector, and international organisations are unclear. City...

  • U4SSC
    Collection Methodology for Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities. United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) , 2017.

    This publication has been developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. It provides cities with a methodology on how to collect data or information from key performance indicators (KPIs) for smart sustainable cities (SSC). This set of KPIs for SSC...

  • Use of ICT in Smart Cities
    Connecting cities and communities with the Sustainable Development Goals. United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), 2017.

    This publication has been developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. It provides an overview of how cities can use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also maps the case...

  • Promoting Innovation in Smart Cities
    Enhancing innovation and participation in smart sustainable cities. United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), 2017.

    This publication has been developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. It provides a series of case studies on smart governance, smart people and smart economy, which will catapult successful smart city practices into the global spotlight.

  • Sustainable Development and cities
    Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 11 by connecting sustainability policies and urban planning practices through ICTs. United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), 2017.

    This publication has been developed within the framework of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative. It provides a study of the advantages of using ICTs to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 11, by facilitating the missing...

  • Critque of Smart City Model
    Colding, Johan, and Stephan Barthel. An urban ecology critique on the “Smart City” model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017.

    The aim of this letter is to raise some critical concerns and gaps in the booming literature on Smart Cities; concerns that we think deserve greater attention from scientists, policy makers and urban planners. Using an urban ecology lens, we provide some reflections that need to forgo any wider-...

  • Development in Mumbai
    Mandal, Anindita, and Hugh Byrd. Density, Energy and Metabolism of a proposed smart city.  Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs (JCUA), 2017.

    This paper reports on a detailed analysis of the metabolism of the Island City of Mumbai should the Indian Government's proposal for 'smart' cities be implemented. It focuses on the environmental impact of increased population density achieved by demolishing existing medium-rise (3-5 storey)...

  • AP Land Pooling
    Amravati, Innovative and Inclusive Land Pooling Scheme. Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), 2017.

    After the bifurcation of combined Andhra Pradesh and on deciding the location of Capital City for new Andhra Pradesh State, the question raised in every body’s mind was- how to procure land to meet the requirements of Comprehensive city that not only serves as Administrative Capital but also...

  • Urban LEDS
    Kessler, Earl. Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries (Urban LEDS Project). Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2016.

    To support cities in emerging countries address climate change, UN-Habitat and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), with the support of the European Union (EU), implemented the Project: ‘Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries’ (Urban-LEDS...

  • Report
    ,
    Infographics
    Annual Survey of India's City-Systems 2016: Shaping India's Urban Agenda. Bangalore, Karnataka: Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and Jana USP, 2016.

    Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) scores 21 cities across 18 states in India on the four aspects of City-Systems. It does so by evaluating 83 parameters spanning all four components:

    1. Urban Planning and Design
    2. Urban Capacities and Resources
    3. Empowered...

  • Sustainable Cities
    Sustainable Cities
    SDG Academy: Sustainable Cities

    Cities are home to half the world’s seven billion people and contribute to about 75% of global economic output. An additional three billion people are estimated to live in cities by 2050, increasing the urban share of the world’s population to two-thirds. 

    Yet, cities and urban areas...

  • Vizag Smart City Projects
    Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited: Analysis and Benchmarking - Projects., 2016.

    This presentation includes the projects been undertaken for Vizag Smart City –“ including” national/international benchmarking, citizen engagement, stakeholder engagement and concept designs/Toolkit for the same.

  • Youh and city
    MacNeil, Dr. Carole. Youth and The City. Cities Alliance, 2016.

    This report describes the process and results of a learning exchange event held in Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2015, hosted by UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and Cities Alliance. It brought together 12 youth -focused projects – six from each organisation – to...

  • Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development
    Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development
    SKDx: Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development

    South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. It offers a model for developing countries and in this MOOC, leading experts will explain how...

  • India Habitat III National Report 2016
    India Habitat III National Report 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2016.

    The India National Report is a sequel to resolution 24/14 of the UN Habitat Governing Council, adopted in its twentyfourth session by which the Council invited its member states to prepare national reports on the “implementation of the Habitat-II agenda and of the other relevant internationally...

  • Towards a More Equal City: Framing the Challenges and Opportunities
    Beard, Victoria A., Anjali Mahendra, and Michael I. Westphal. Towards a More Equal City: Framing the Challenges and Opportunities. Washington DC: World Resources Institute , 2016.

    Cities are growing differently today than before. As much as 70 percent of people in emerging cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America is under-served. Furthermore, cities face challenges in four areas:

    • Highest rates of urbanization are in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast...

  • C & B of Urbanisation
    Sridhar, Kala Seetharam. Costs and Benefits of Urbanization: The Indian Case In ADBI Working Paper Series. Vol. 607. Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016.

    Urbanization has both benefits and costs. In a market economy, the trade-off between benefits and costs determines the level, speed, and place of urbanization. This paper summarizes research findings on how urbanization enhances productivity and economic growth in both rural and urban sectors,...

  • iied_ cities as engines of growth
    Colenbrander, Sarah. Cities as engines of economic growth: The case for providing basic infrastructure and services in urban areas. London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2016.

    Focusing on the electricity sector, this paper demonstrates that the investment needs associated with providing basic infrastructure and services to un-served urban populations are small relative to their benefits. Nearly 200 million urban residents, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, currently...

  • Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda
    Organization, World Health. Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda In United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito - October 2016. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2016.

    The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, will produce a new agenda for the next 20 years of urban development. For this global strategy to succeed, the health of the nearly four billion people who dwell in cities today must be a central...

  • Towards a More Equal City
    Beard, Victoria A., Anjali Mahendra, and Michael I. Westphal. Towards a More Equal City: Framing the Challenges and Opportunities In Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, 2016.

    ities are growing differently today than before. As much as 70 percent of people in emerging cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America is under-served. Furthermore, cities face challenges in four areas:

    • Highest rates of urbanization are in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia...

  • People Near Transit
    Marks, Michael. People Near Transit: Improving Accessibility and Rapid Transit Coverage in Large Cities. New York: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2016.

    Many of the world’s most important cities are expanding rapidly without adequate transportation planning. People Near Rapid Transit (PNT) measures the number of residents in a city who live within a short walking distance (1 km) of high-quality rapid transit. This is a good way to estimate...

  • New Urban Agenda2016
    UN Habitat III: New Urban Agenda, Outcome document from Quito. UN Habitat III, 2016.

    This century will see a substantial majority of the world’s population living in urban centres. It is now estimated that 54.5% of people live in urban areas. The Habitat III conference was the first Habitat conference to take place a t a point i n history wher e majority of the world's...

  • Building Smart Cities in India
    Ravi, Shamika, Adie Tomer, Ankit Bhatia, and Joseph Kane. Building Smart Cities in India - Allahabad, Ajmer, And Visakhapatnam. Washington DC: Brookings India And Brookings Institution, 2016.

    As India continues to experience rapid urban expansion, public and private leaders at a national, state, and local level are looking into ways to better manage larger populations and unlock greater economic potential. Launched under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, the “Smart Cities Mission...

  • About the course
    GTU E-Courses on Smart Cities Development In E-Learning Courses. Gujarat Technological University, 2016.

    GTU-Graduate School of Smart Cities Development has announced the following four smart city certificate E-Courses beginning August 2016:

    • Smart Cities Planning and Development
    • Project Management on Smart Cities
    • Application of Solar Energy for Smart Cities
    • ...

  • Innovation in cities
    Innovation In Urban Solutions, Issue 9. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    In this special issue of Urban Solutions for the World Cities Summit 2016, we explore systemic innovations around the world that are changing the way cities are governed and managed.

    Singapore’s Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong shares how his government is charting new ways...

  • McKinsey Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (in Brief)
    Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (In Brief). McKinsey&Company, 2016.

    More than three years ago, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published a comprehensive report evaluating the world’s future infrastructure needs. We found that while trillions of dollars in annual investment will be required well into the future just to keep up with expected rates of growth, a...

  • McKinsey Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps
    Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps (Full Report). McKinsey & Company, 2016.

    More than three years ago, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published a comprehensive report evaluating the world’s future infrastructure needs. We found that while trillions of dollars in annual investment will be required well into the future just to keep up with expected rates of growth, a...

  • Report Of The High Powered Committee On Decongesting Traffic In Delhi
    Report Of The High Powered Committee On Decongesting Traffic In Delhi. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The High Powered Inter-Ministerial Committee on “Decongesting Traffic in Delhi”constituted under the directions of Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Government of India deliberated and finalized four primary ways of dealing with congestion. The committee came up with specific...

  • L& T journal
    Transforming Cities into Metros In ECC Concord (L& T Journal). Vol. 39. Chennai, India: L&T Construction, 2016.

    As cities struggle with the unbridled population growth of both people and vehicles, metro rail systems are increasingly being adopted by city after Indian city to ease traffic woes. It is not without reason that some of the toughest and most challenging stretches of the...

  • TOD
    Transit Oriented Development - Guidance Document. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a foundational planning concept that integrates the potential of coordinating land use planning, transportation system design and infrastructure investments, as an integrated process with people and public transit. This TOD Guidance Document presents a...

  • Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities - Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services
    Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities - Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2016.

    This report provides a framework to address the challenges through reforms that will help ULBs to create a thriving business environment and that will address sector-specific issues. Included are recommended actions for the private sector to initiate a constructive dialogue on urban development...

  • Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards
    Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards. Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, Govenment of India, 2016.

    Master Plan/Development Plan is the major tool for urban land management, providing detailed landuse allocation for the sustainable development of city/town. Most master/development plans are made for 20-year periods, in phases of five years for periodic review and revision. The most crucial...

  • Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development

    Hear from Dr. Jagan Shah, Director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs; Munish Garg, Director (Smart Cities), Ministry of Urban Development; and Sajeesh Kumar, Deputy Secretary (Smart Cities), Ministry of Urban Development.

  • Future-Proofing IT for Smart City Services
    Ranken, Margaret. Future-Proofing IT for Smart City Services., 2016.

    Smart City Services bring many benefits Smart City applications such as street light control, smart parking and road traffic management are starting to be widely deployed around the world, bringing benefits to city operations, better quality of life and reduced costs and energy use. Currently...

  • Smart London Report
    The Future of Smart: Harnessing Digital Innovation to Make London the Best City in the World In UPDATE REPORT OF THE SMART LONDON PLAN (2013). London: Greater London Authority, 2016.

    This report looks at the Smart London Board’s progress in advising, developing and promoting the use of digital infrastructure and data in London since the published plan two years ago. It also identifies future opportunities for the next Mayor of London.
     
    The Smart London...

  • Smart City Opportunities for London
    Smart City Opportunities For London. London: ARUP, 2016.

    Cities across the world recognise that the benefi ts of digital technology are multi-fold, including helping cities to solve their challenges and contribute to the growth of their economies. This report was commissioned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to investigate how London can make the...

  • Bilbao's Transformation
    Alayo, Juan. Presentation on Bilbao's Transformation  In Presentations in Workshop on India Smart Cities Mission: Next Steps., 2016.

    On 22-23 February 2015, a special workshop on Next Steps was organized by the SCM, with the 20 winning cities and the 23 fast-track cities, on how to rework their smart city plans and make them better. All the 20 winners were urged to launch their implementation before 28 June, 2016 – in less...

  • Good Practice Guide - Climate Change Adaptation in Delta Cities
    Good Practice Guide - Climate Change Adaptation in Delta Cities. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    More than two-thirds of the world's largest cities are coastal delta cities. These cities are vulnerable to rising sea levels as a result of climate change, while millions of people are already being exposed to the risk of extreme storms and flooding events. By the middle of this century, the...

  • Good Practice Guide - Climate Positive Development
    Good Practice Guide - Climate Positive Development. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    More than 50% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, with the percentage expected to grow to more than 70% by 2050. Planning and development of low-carbon, compact and connected cities is critical to sustainably manage this significant urbanisation trend. Fortunately, C40...

  • Transit Oriented Development
    Good Practice Guide - Transit Oriented Development. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , 2016.

    Cities worldwide are aiming to create more liveable, compact and well-connected communities to reverse the trend of sprawling development that relies on private vehicle travel and is poorly connected to public transit.

    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is an urban planning principle that...

  • World Development Report 2016
    World Bank Group. World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends., 2016.

    Digital technologies are spreading rapidly, but digital dividends—the broader benefits of faster growth, more jobs, and better services—are not. If more than 40 percent of adults in East Africa pay their utility bills using a mobile phone, why can’t others around the world do the same? If 8...

  • Lucknow Smart City Proposal
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Lucknow. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Lucknow Smart City aspires to leverage its culture and heritage by investing in inclusive and transformative solutions that enhance the quality of life for its citizens.

    Lucknow Smart City proposes to invest about 1475.44 Cr in its Area-Based Development. The chosen retrofitting area,...

  • Smart City Proposal-Warangal
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Warangal. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Warangal aspires to be the cultural capital of Telangana and will continue to be the centre of heritage and cultural tourism, which Telangana people proudly identify.

    Warangal’s area based development (ABD) envisions to retrofit and redevelop 1,583 acres centered on Central Area of...

  • Smart City Proposal-Dharamsala
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Dharamsala. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    ...the Vision 2025 for Dharamshala was formulated as - "A global tourist destination for all reasons and all seasons which is sustainable, resilient and smart while being, for its residents, a city which is livable, economically vibrant, safe and inclusive."

    Based on the outcomes of the...

  • Smart City Proposal-Chandigarh
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    Annexures
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    Proposed Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Chandigarh. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    VISION STATEMENT: ‘A Vibrant and Unique Regional Centre. The City beautiful is envisioned to become leader in livability, sustainability, equality, and innovation.’

    The Area Based Development (ABD) proposal aspires to address the key issues that emerged out of citizen engagement and...

  • Smart City Proposal-Raipur
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Raipur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Through extensive Citizen consultation and a robust review of SWOT the City has voted and adopted the Vision which has a Four pronged approach comprising of "Clean, Connected, Cohesive and Credible(4Cs) RAIPUR"

    'More' Raipur City Central(MRCC) is a 777acre Retrofit and redevelopment model...

  • Smart City Proposal-New Town Kolkatta
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    Projects
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    Annexures
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-New Town Kolkata. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    “New Town Kolkata Smart City aspires to leverage its existing and future investments to create a livable city that is economically vibrant and takes pride in itself”

    The strategy is to improve quality of life and create economic opportunities - improving livability in an area having...

  • Smart City Proposal-Bhagalpur
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Bhagalpur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The Vision for Bhagalpur has emerged from the SWOT analysis as well as the aspirations expressed by citizens. Bhagalpur aspires to be a city where municipal governance is in-sync with citizens’ needs and the citizenry is aware, and responsible, with a sense of ownership for the city.

    ...

  • Smart City Proposal-Panaji
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Panaji. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The vision for Panaji’s development, as defined in the Holistic Master Plan of the city in 2013, has been reiterated in the current consultative process: “Transforming the City of Panaji into a world-class, environmentally sustainable and liveable city for all, while preserving its heritage,...

  • Smart City Proposal-Port Blair
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Port Blair. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    VISION STATEMENT: To make Port Blair a vibrant and Eco-friendly tourist destination, focusing on economic development, efficient urban services, participatory social development and connectivity.

    In case of Port Blair, the (...)  area based development is proposed to be realized through...

  • Smart City Proposal-Imphal
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Imphal. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Based on the vision of Imphal, the following goals and aspirations are envisioned based on the five strategic pillars of the city:

    1. Revitalisation of Central Business District  2.Tourism and Heritage Precincts 3. Smart Mobility 4. Smart Infrastructure 5. Smart Governance

    Imphal...

  • Smart City Proposal-Ranchi
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Ranchi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Ranchi aspires to be a learning & knowledge hub of Eastern India  that provides sustainable and vibrant environment to its citizens, by addressing their socio-economic needs by leveraging its knowledge institution ecosystem.

    Area based development in Ranchi envisages development of a...

  • Smart City Proposal-Agartala
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Agartala. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vision Statement: “To become one of the most livable cities of India by improving mobility and to provide inclusive, sustainable and safe environment for social and economic development”.

    Retrofitting and Redevelopment of 2800 acres of CBD area will boost city's image as state capital and...

  • SCP and Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Faridabad. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vision: Faridabad aspires to be an innovation hub for manufacturing by leveraging its economic strengths and  transforming itself to a cleaner, greener city by introducing smarter way of living.

    The area chosen for an area-based development measures 1267 acres and comprises of sector of...

  • Smart City Proposal Bhubaneswar
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    Annexures
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    Proposed Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Round 1: Smart City Proposal Bhubaneswar. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Bhubaneswar, through participatory decision-making, responsible governance and open access to information and technology, to be a:

    • Transit oriented city with a compact urban form that promotes active, connected and sustainable mobility choices

    • Livable city providing diverse...

  • Smart City Proposal Pune
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Pune. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Leveraging its rich cultural and natural heritage, strong human capital and strong business environment as key strengths, Pune aspires to become one of the most liveable cities in India by solving its core infrastructure issues in a “future-proof” way, and by making its neighbourhoods beautiful...

  • Smart City Proposal Jaipur
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Jaipur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Jaipur Smart City aspires to leverage its heritage and tourism, and through innovative and inclusive solutions, enhance the quality of life of its citizens.

    Area based Proposal: Renewal, revitalization and adaptive reuse of  600 acres walled city area for boosting local...

  • Smart City Proposal Surat
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    Annexures
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    Proposed projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Surat. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    “Smart Utilization of Surat Potential for enhancing Quality of life for the citizens by Providing Equal Access to Best Quality Physical Infrastructure, Social Infrastructure and Mobility; Thus making Surat a Futuristic Global city with focus on enhancing economy, protecting the ecology and...

  • Smart City Proposal Kochi
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kochi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The Vision is “to transform Kochi into an inclusive, vibrant city of opportunities with efficient urban services, sustainable growth and ease of living"

    Area Based Solution: A holistic replicable Retrofit Transformation of ~7 sq km of Fort Kochi-Mattancherry-Central City linked by...

  • Smart City Proposal Ahmedabad
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Ahmedabad. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vision Statement for the Smart City Mission: “PROVIDING EFFICIENT, AFFORDABLE, EQUITABLE AND CUSTOMIZED GOVERNANCE FOR THE CITIZENS OF AHMEDABAD”

    In line with the strategic principles of compact development and inclusive development, the area chosen (for Area Based Development) is a...

  • Smart City Proposal Jabalpur
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Jabalpur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    City Vision: “Transforming Jabalpur into a vibrant regional economic and cultural hub through inclusive urban regeneration, to act as a magnet for investment and new opportunities for the youth.”

    Jabalpur's ABD relies on a financially robust and sustainable, Retrofit cum Redevelopment '...

  • Smart City Proposal Visakhapatnam
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    Annexures
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    Proposed projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Visakhapatnam. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    (The) approach towards the Smart City Plan for Vizag revolves around the vision of creating - "A Resilient and Healthy Metropolis for People". The city of destiny is envisioned to become a leader in sustainability, healthy living, equality and innovation.

    The Area Based Development (ABD)...

  • Smart City Proposal Solapur
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Solapur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Based on the strategic blueprint for Solapur, the two goals that the city shall strive to achieve are: Clean and Efficient. These goals also stand out in the various suggestions and feedbacks received from the citizens and other stakeholders. The agreed vision for the city is: “Solapur: Clean,...

  • Smart City Proposal Davanagere
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    Annexures
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Davanagere. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vision Statement - “Davanagere aspires to be a city where L.I.F.E nestles”.

    L – Livable in Safety and Convenience  ,

    I –  Inclusive,

    F – Financially Vibrant, Futuristic ,

    E – Edutainment, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Friendly.

    The intent is to...

  • Smart City Proposal Indore
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Indore. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vision Statement - “Imagining Indore to Inherit, Innovate, Include, Incubate and Invest" for "An ideal world-class smart commercial metropolis that thrives on investment opportunities, incubating business and ideas, rich inheritance and inclusive development"

    Area Based Development: "...

  • Smart City Proposal New Delhi
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    Annexures
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    Proposed projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal New Delhi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    NDMC Vision for Smart City is thus : “To be the Global Benchmark for a Capital City”

    The New Delhi City Centre (NDCC), consisting of Connaught Place and contiguous surrounding areas of approx. 550 acres, has been selected for undertaking the retrofitting model of development, based on...

  • Smart City Proposal Coimbatore
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    Proposed projects
    The Smart City Challenge Round 1: Smart City Proposal Coimbatore. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Coimbatore will be an INCLUSIVE, SECURE and EFFECTIVELY GOVERNED METROPOLIS that offers the HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIVING for its progressive and  diverse populace by providing UNIVERSAL BEST-IN-CLASS CIVIC SERVICES, enabling SEAMLESS MOBILITY, fostering a DYNAMIC VIBRANT ECONOMY and nurturing CLEAN...

  • Smart City Proposal Kakinada
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kakinada. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The vision of the city is to “Transform Kakinada from Pensioners’ Paradise to Economic Destination”. A city that is Economically Vibrant, Inclusive, Liveable & Sustainable based on its existing and potential strengths including the Port, Tourism and the Oil & Gas Sector.

    The ideas...

  • Smart City Proposal Belagavi
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Belagavi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Belagavi, a thousand year old city with a rich heritage and a mosaic of different communities has a vision of an "inclusive, livable, culturally vibrant city emerging as an eminent destination for health, education, ancillary industry and logistics sectors".    (HEAL City).

    The idea (for...

  • Smart City Proposal Udaipur
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    Annexures
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Udaipur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The Vision that has emerged from the strategy and consultative process is - “Eternal Udaipur: World's favourite Lakeside Heritage City”

    Area Based Development: The plan is to modernise the civic amenities of the area selected while preserving the lakes and heritage which would tie in with...

  • Smart City Proposal Guwahati
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Guwahati. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The Smart city plan envisions the city to establish itself as a Regional Hub for the North East India and a World Class Guwahati City by anchoring and reorienting the city towards its natural assets.

    Retrofitting of Contiguous area of 696 acres of connected water bodies of the city, which...

  • Smart City Proposal Chennai
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    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Chennai. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    VISION STATEMENT: Chennai_City for Everyone: A universal cultural hub for safe and sustainable living with enhanced mobility, smart urban infrastructure and become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges.

    T Nagar (6.95 sqkm / 1,717 acres) is shortlisted for area...

  • Smart City Proposal Ludhiana
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    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Ludhiana. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    VISION STATEMENT: “LUDHIANA CITY IN 2025- PROVIDING ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE TO CITIZENS ALONG WITH ACCELERATED GROWTH AND SUSTAINED PROSPERITY”

    The proposal delivers smartest practices in the most geographically, economically and socially impactful area of the city. The pilot area would...

  • Smart City Proposal Bhopal
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Bhopal. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The vision for Bhopal has been formulated as: “Transforming Bhopal, a City of Lakes, Tradition& Heritage into a leading destination for Smart, Connected and Eco Friendly communities focused on Education, Research, Entrepreneurship and Tourism”

    Area Based Proposal: Shivaji Nagar...

  •  WUG6 Smart-Cities
    What's Up, Germany?: Smart Cities. New Delhi: German Embassy New Delhi, 2016.

    What’s Up Germany? is a quarterly e-magazine brought out by the German Embassy New Delhi. It provides young Indian readers interesting and entertaining information about Germany and India. The themes are topical and relevant, and vary across each issue. What’s Up, Germany?‘s...

  • Presentation on Smart City Proposal
    Presentation on Smart City Proposal - Bhubaneswar . Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, 2016.

    The presentation refers to the Smart City Proposal for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.

  • Presentation on Smart City Proposal
    Presentation on Smart City Proposal - Pune. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2016.

    The presentation refers to the Smart City Proposal for Pune Municipal Corporation.

  • Presentation on Smart City
    Presentation on Smart City Proposal - Indore. Indore Municipal Corporation, 2016.

    The presentation refers to the Smart City Proposal for Indore Municipal Corporation.

  • Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016
    Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2016.

    The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The...

  • The Challenges of Global Poverty
    The Challenges of Global Poverty
    edX:The Challenges of Global Poverty

    This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? What is economic...

  • Surat Smart City Book
    Surat Smart City Proposal. Surat: Surat Smart City Development Limited, 2016.

    The booklet provides an overview of the proposals for the Smart City Surat. 

  • Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (Self-paced)

    About this course: Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030, in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and entire...

  • Transit Oriented Development at a Corridor Scale (Facilitated)

    About this course: Transit oriented development (TOD) is a powerful cross-cutting urban planning strategy to achieve sustainable urban form through integrating land use and transport. It promotes compact, mixed use and income, pedestrian- and bike friendly development organized...

  • NIUA-HUDCO Study 2016
    Towns of India: Demography, Economy and Social Structures, and the Status of Basic Infrastructure and Housing. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    An increasing number of people live in small and medium-sized towns in the periphery of large cities as the world completes its process of urban transition. India is no exception to this phenomenon.  It is in these towns where national economies are to be built, solutions to global challenges...

  • Status of children in urban India
    Status of Children in Urban India: Baseline Study 2016. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    This document has been created by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) under the Child– friendly Smart Cities (CFSC) initiative with the aim of providing an information base about children in India in the urban context. This research study serves as a first measure of the status of...

  • Indicators for Child Friendly Cities
    Indicators for Child friendly Local Development: I-CHILD. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    This document provides indicators to assess the gaps in India’s urban policy and implementation towards child development with special emphasis on the realm of urban planning and local development. In this context, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is currently executing The Child-...

  • Smart City Proposal-Ujjain
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    Ujjain _Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge-Round 2: Smart City Proposal-Ujjain. Ujjain Municipal Corporation, 2016.

    The adage 'Culture Binds Communities' can be perfectly applied to Ujjain; there cannot be revitalisation of the urban spaces without the socio-economic enrichment of its citizenry. in the strategic blueprint for Ujjain; the religious & cultural heritage assets are not just being preserved...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Tirupati Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Tirupathi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    On an average 75,000 pilgrims visit Tirupati daily. The city holds several religious festivals and congregations throughout the year. Therefore the city wants to focus on enhancing already existing spiritual ambience and provide infrastructure for a vibrant, thriving town where the local...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Mangaluru. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Mangaluru’s heritage as an important sea trading port created a cosmopolitan city with a diverse economy, characterised by fisheries, tile factories, boat- building and a crucial connection with the Lakshadweep Archipelago. Decline in traditional industries coincided with a rise in IT, Banking,...

  • Proposal
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    Annexure
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Shivamogga. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Shivamogga wants to become gateway to Malnad, and transform itself into a leading eco tourism destination through green urbanism. Some of its goals are; to optimise water usage through smart metering, to ensure 100% segregation and recycling of solid waste in sustainable manner, to create new E...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Hubballi-Dharwad. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Hubballi- Dharwad aspires to be the gateway to southern Deccan region for trade, business and commerce. It intends to achieve this with the spirit if inclusion and citizen empowerment by synergizing the location advantage, technology, infrastructure, manpower resource and smart governance. Some...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Tumakuru Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Tumakuru. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Tumkur wants to transform itself from a mere edge city of Bengaluru to the most preferred destination within the region with a strong focus on economic development and provision of enhanced connectivity, high quality of life, ecological integration and inclusive development.  Provision of basic...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Gwalior., 2016.

    The city of Gwalior wants to comprehensively transform Gwalior through promotion of heritage and cultural assets to create new Economic opportunities and reinforce its strengths in education, health and trade. The focus area on enhancing city identity and culture aims to strengthen Gwalior’s...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge-Stage 2: Smart City Proposal-Ujjain., 2016.

    Ujjain is one of the oldest living cities of the world and one of the smart and prosperous cities of ancient India recognised for its cultural, political, commercial and educational capital in that era. The proposal aims to rejenuvate this inherent heritage and knowledge potential to make the...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Nashik Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Nashik. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Nashik on Godavari River is a city renowned for its cultural heritage and now as the “Wine Capital of India”. It provides diverse cultural lifestyle. It is a part of economically vibrant Mumbai-Pune-Nashik Golden Triangle. Now, it plans to develop itself into a tourism destination by improving...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Thane. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Thane is a city where the waterfront and lakes are interwoven into the tapestry of everyday life of citizens providing them with a distinct urban experience. The city envisions that it will be a city that would make its citizens feel free, comfortable and safe. For this it wants to improve...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Nagpur Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Nagpur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Nagpur has chosen for itself formula of “e3i”, where the three “E” stands for making it an eco friendly, edu-city, electronically connected city while “I” is chosen to make it inclusive.Some of the plans to achieve this dream are; to converge Nag riverfront development and Metro rail projects to...

  • Smart City Proposal
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    Projects
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    Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kalyan-Dombivli., 2016.

    Safe transport with availability of mass movement and a good environment are the key priority issues identified by the citizens and reflected in the proposal.  The city aims to enhance pedestrian pathways especially around railways, provide ample public transport. The city further aims to...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Aurangabad., 2016.

    Aurangabad proposes to be a citizen friendly and socially inclusive Tourism, Heritage and Industrial city with world class infrastructure and safe environment. Safe mobility, more open spaces, non vehicle streets, provision of basic infrastructure are major goals for making the city citizen...

  • Proposal
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    Projects
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    Kohima Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kohima. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Kohima aims to leverage its geo strategic location to foster sustainable and resilient community led development, act as a regional hub for tourism and transit while preserving its natural and cultural assets. The city would prepare its regulatory framework for urban development such as building...

  • Proposal
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    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Rourkela. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The city of Rourkela originated and grew in association of The Rourkela Steel Plant; it is spread along the banks of rivers Koel and Sankha and is home to majority of tribal population form Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and West Bengal. The city wants to focus on...

  • Proposal
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    Jalandhar Projects
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    Annexures
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Jalandhar., 2016.

    The city of Jalandhar aims to be the leading sports and manufacturing hub in Asia. This identity with sports is further extended to its citizens to makethem active and healthy. The city sets for itself 7 goals. The city aims to be inclusive by reinvigorating city spaces, promote sports by...

  • KOTA SCP
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    Kota Annexure
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    Kota Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kota. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    The city of Kota wants to develop itself into a vibrant coaching hub of India providing high quality of life through inclusive social and economic development, enabled by smart infrastructure and good governance. The city plans to set up integrated student facilitation centre, counselling...

  • Proposal
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    Proposed projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Ajmer., 2016.

    Aurangabad proposes to be a citizen friendly and socially inclusive Tourism, Heritage and Industrial city with world class infrastructure and safe environment. Safe mobility, more open spaces, non vehicle streets, provision of basic infrastructure are major goals for making the city citizen...

  • Namchi SCP
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    Namchi Projects
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    Namchi Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Namchi. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Namchi envisions being an ecologically responsible and a vibrant community supported by a robust local economy and a zestful cosmopolitan culture; offering an enviable quality of life and lifestyle options that would make it attractive for all its citizens and tourists alike. To achieve this...

  • Thanjavur SCP
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    Thanjavur Annexure
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    Thanjavur Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Thanjavur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Thajavur wants to develop as a city with resilient infrastructure, with sustainable environment; it wants to be known as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and quaint tourist city set against the backdrop of Hoary Chola Tradition to enhance tourism. The city therefore wants to promote its art...

  • Salem SCP
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    Salem Projects
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    Salem Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Salem. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Salem Smart City wants to establish itself as a commercial cum industrial hub with a diversified economic base that provides equitable opportunities to all. It wants to provide quality services through leading edge technology on the foundation of new urbanism principles. It plans to converge ICT...

  • Proposal
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    Annexure
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Vellore. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Vellore smart city proposal combines three vision's; firstly of becoming a Swachh city, secondly a city with improved, responsive and inclusive service delivery and thirdly to be a city that promotes medical, educational and heritage tourism. To achieve its first goal it plans to bring in state...

  • Madurai SCP
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    Madurai Annexure
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    Madurai Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Madurai. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Madurai Smart city along with fostering its heritage and distinctive character, will provide an all round, enriching and world class experience for its visitors; ensure the physical, economic and social well-being of its citizens through renewal of the urban fabric in a n environment friendly...

  • Kanpur SCP
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    Kanopur Projects
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    Kanpur Annexure
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Kanpur. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    Kanpur wants to transform itself into an inclusive and vibrant city of opportunities with efficient urban services, sustainable growth and healthy living. The focus would be on cleaning river Ganga and promoting industries and commerce. The city would want to be; sampan by making itself a...

  • Varanasi SCP
    ,
    Varanasi Annexure
    ,
    Varanasi Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Varanasi., 2016.

    Varanasi, known as one of the oldest cities of India, while positioning itself as the world's cultural and spiritual destination, aspires to leverage its place as the soul of India through inclusive and innovative solutions that enhance quality of life. In order to do this, it prioritises...

  • SCP Agra
    ,
    Agra Annexure
    ,
    Agra Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Agra., 2016.

    The city envisions overcoming its challenges of poor state of environment and heritage, weak basic infrastructure and lack of inclusive growth. It aims to do this by exploiting its tourism potential by making Agra a safe and tourist-friendly city at the same time providing services to its...

  • Cities Alive
    Cities Alive: Towards a walking world. London: ARUP, 2016.

    Mobility is intrinsic to the quality of life experienced in cities. But for the past century, the car has dominated how we plan and grow our urban areas. We must now seize the opportunity to place people back at the heart of our cities and drive a human focused approach to the design of the...

  • Amritsar SCP
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    Projects
    The Smart City Challenge Stage 2: Smart City Proposal Amritsar. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2016.

    With an economy based on tourism, the city aims to accentuate its rich cultural, historical and religious heritage by making it green and vibrant city with world class infrastructure that treasures its rich cultural, historical and religious heritage. Apart from emphasis on basic infrastructure...

  • Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

    About this course: This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-...

  • Heritage Based City Development
    Inclusive Heritage-based City Development Program in India. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    This book summarizes the motivation, objectives, methodology, results and lessons learned from the design and implementation of the Demonstration Program on Inclusive Heritage-based City Development in India.

     

  • Global report on Culture_ UNESCO
    Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 2016.

    UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development, a ground-breaking report which presents a series of analyses and recommendations for fostering the role of culture for sustainable development. Drawing on a global survey implemented with nine regional partners and insights from...

  • Surat Smart City vision
    Surat City Vision. Surat Smart City Development Limited, 2016.

    Surat Smart City Vision aims smart utilization of Surat City's potential for enhancing Quality of life for the citizens by providing equal access to best quality phycial infrastructure, social infrastructure and mobilitythrough leveraging state of art technology, thus making Surat a futuristic...

  • WB report on urbanisation
    Ellis, Peter, and Mark Roberts. Leveraging Urbanisation in South Asia: Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group, 2016.

    This report assesses South Asia’s progress in realizing the immense potential of its cities for promoting prosperity and livability. Using innovative nighttime lights data, as well as a host of other data sets, it examines how the region’s cities and subnational areas are performing and provides...

  • Towards Inclusive Policies and Planning
    Poverty, Inequality and Violence in Indian Cities: Towards Inclusive Policies and Planning In Ahmedabad Policy Brief 8., 2016.

    In Ahmedabad, the larhest city of Gujarat state, the research focuses on two poor localities: Bombay Hotel, an informal commercial siubdivision located on the city's southern periphery and inhabited by Muslims, and the public housing sites at Vatwa on the city's south-eastern periphery used for...

  • Energy Trilemma WEC
    Wyman, Oliver. 2016 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems., 2016.

    The Energy Trilemma Index provides policymakers with a tool for doing so. It comparatively ranks 125 countries’ energy performance in order of how well they address the Council’s widely-used definition of energy sustainability, which is based on three core dimensions: energy...

  • UNhabitat: Otimising Infrastructure
    Urban patterns for a Green Economy: Optimising Infrastructure. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2016.

    As nexuses of knowledge, infrastructure and governance, cities represent a key opportunity to stimulate larger scale change toward green economies. In a world where cities are increasingly competing against each other economically, where weather patterns are unpredictable and low resource prices...

  • Pan City Projects
    ,
    Area Based Development
    Shukla, Chandramauli. Smart City Bhopal., 2016.

    Bhopal Smart City Presentation provides an overview of the Bhopal Smart City Proposal alongwith a brief about the projects to be undertaken under the Smart City Mission.

  • Application of Smart Cells to Spatial Plans
    Kim, Dr. Jonghak. Application of Smart Cells to Spatial Plans In KRIHS Special Report 2016. Vol. 33. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, 2016.

    The study aims to devise ways of applying smart cell to spatial policies. Smart cell, mobile phone big data, is the minimum unit in which individual spatial information is identifiable in real time.

    Developing countries can use smart cells to build social statistical databases, as such...

  • The promise of Big Data in Real Estate Policy
    Kim, Dr.. The Promise of Big Data in Real Estate Policy: Identifying Problems and Workable Solutions in Real Time In KRIHS Special Report 2016. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, 2016.

    The goal of this study is to provide a method for how to use big data for transparent and scientific policymaking in real estate. First of all, the study defines the concept of big data, identifies why they are crucial and what kinds of big data are available for real estate policymaking

  • Policy Lessons From South Korea's Development
    Policy Lessons From South Korea's Development. World Bank Group, 2016.

    The World Bank Group is launching a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Policy Lessons from South Korea’s Development on January 17, 2017. To sign up, please visit: https://www.edx.org/course/kee01x-korea-economic-...

  • Challenges and Reforms in Urban Governance: Insights from the Development Experience of China and Singapore., 2016.

    An inaugural publication on urban governance was jointly launched by the Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore, and the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (DRC) on 12 Jul 2016.

    This publication is the first research outcome of...

  • Port City and Balancing growth
    Port and the City: Balancing Growth and Liveability In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    Singapore’s port is one of the busiest in the world, and its maritime industry makes up some 7% of Gross Domestic Product. How has the city-state maintained the primacy of its port in the face of regional competition, unlike many other global cities?

    The natural advantages of Singapore’s...

  • Cleaning Singapore
    Cleaning a Nation: Cultivating a Healthy Living Environment In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    The story often told about the cleaning and greening of Singapore is that it was done mainly for the purpose of attracting international business and investments. In the city-state’s early days as a newly independent country in the late 1960s, Singapore’s rapid industrialisation and economic...

  • Neighbourhood Good Practices
    Compilation of Neighbourhood Good Practices. Cities Alliance, 2016.

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Chile (MINVU) began The Neighbourhood Recovery Program ¨I love my Neighbourhood¨ in 2006 to develop a comprehensive upgrading strategy for deteriorated urban areas through a participative process with the community and the municipality. The...

  • ESRI Case study_San Diego
    Fleming, Cory. San Diego Association Of Governments (Sandag): The Value Of GIS For Regional Collaboration In Esri Smart Communities. Washington DC: International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 2016.

    Since 1966 local governments in the greater San Diego region believe that collaboration is the best way to solve issues and challenges facing their communities. This Esri Smart Communities Case Studies show how GIS technology has been a valuable tool in creating a collaborative environment....

  • Restoring Neighbourhoods
    Viveiros, Janet, and Lisa Sturtevant. The Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring Neighborhoods: Health Institutions as a Catalyst for Affordable Housing and Community Development., 2016.

    Anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, can be important catalysts for urban economic and community development. They can take on a variety of roles—from community infrastructure builder to purchaser of local goods and services to developer of real estate. With...

  • Inclusionary Zoning
    Stromberg, Brian, and Lisa Sturtevant. What Makes Inclusionary Zoning Happen?. National Housing Conference, 2016.

    More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies are adopted as part of a larger local strategy to expand housing options that are affordable to lower income households.  IZ policies have been adopted...

  • Handbook of Urban Statistics 2016
    Handbook of Urban Statistics 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    The Handbook of Urban Statistics is a compilation of data on various indicators of Urban India such as Demography, Employment, Transportation, Sanitation, Housing, Socio-economic Indicators and Public Expenditure on Urban Development. The Handbook also includes write ups on flagship schemes of...

  • UNDP urban Strategy
    Sustainable Urbanization Strategy In UNDP's support to sustainable, inclusive and resilient cities in the developing world. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    This Sustainable Urbanization Strategy outlines how UNDP is responding to rapid urbanization in developing countries and its consequences for sustainable development. It outlines how UNDP will support countries and cities, building upon its past and current work on urbanization. The strategy...

  • Sanitation and Safety Planning
    Sanitation and Safety Planning In Manual for safe use and disposal of wastewater, greywater and excreta. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2016.

    Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a step-by-step risk based approach to assist in the implementation of the 2006 WHO Guidelines for Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater in Agriculture and Aquaculture. The approach can be applied to all sanitary systems to ensure the system is managed...

  • Disabled persons in India
    Disabled Persons in India: A statistical Profile 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, 2016.

    The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation brings out adhoc statistical publications to highlight statistics on important social sectors. The present publication is an attempt to depict a situational analysis of disabled persons in India mainly on the basis of the results of the...

  • Tools for Integrated and Participatory Planning
    Urban Planning and Design Labs: Tools for Integrated and Participatory Urban Planning In Quito, Habitat III Version 1.0. Nairobi: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2016.

    UN-Habitat founded its in-house Urban Planning and Design Lab in Nairobi in order to provide assistance to local, regional and national authorities with urban planning and design. The Lab has been a response to a growing demand from cities to UN-Habitat not only to provide tools for their...

  • Model Building Byelaws
    Model Building Byelaws, 2016. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Building Bye-Laws are legal tools used to regulate coverage, height, building bulk, and architectural design and construction aspects of buildings so as to achieve orderly development of an area. They are mandatory in nature and serve to protect buildings against fire, earthquake, noise,...

  • Delhi TOD policy
    Mehta, Prerna V., Neha Mungekar, Merlyn Mathew, Nikhil Chaudhary, Madhav Pai, and Jaya Dhindaw. Transit Oriented Development Manual: Delhi TOD Policy & Regulations Interpretation. UTTIPEC, EMBARQ and WRI, 2016.

    A graphical interpretation of the Delhi TOD Policy based on the policy and regulation documents that are available in the public domain as of October 2016 . This work is taken up under the auspices of the MoU between Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering)...

  • land governance India
    Deininger, Klaus W., Dorothea Huberta Ma Hilhorst, S. Narayanan, and Devika Bahadur. India - Land governance assessment : National synthesis report. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    As India continues to urbanize and move towards a less agricultural- and more industry-based economy, land demands will continue to grow. Its urban population is expected to increase by more than 200 million by 2030, requiring 4 to 8 million hectares of land for residential use alone. Demands...

  • IoT for Smart Cities
    Unleashing the potential of the Internet of Things. International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2016.

    Recommendation ITU-T Y.2060 provides an overview of the Internet of things (IoT). It clarifies the concept and scope of the IoT, identifies the fundamental characteristics and high-level requirements of the IoT and describes the IoT reference model. The ecosystem and business models are also...

  • Nepal Urban Development
    Development, Government of Nepal M.. Inclusive Cities: Resilient Communities In Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) . Ministry of Urban Development, Government of Nepal, 2016.

    With the increasing role of cities and human settlements in the overall development of the nation, our municipal areas require and deserve more strategic investments than ever before. With this on mind, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) prepared National Urban Development Strategy (NUDS)...

  • Inclusive cities
    Mitlin, Diana, and David Satterthwaite. On the Engagement of Excluded Groups in Inclusive Cities: Highlighting Good Practices and Key Challenges in the Global South. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    The term “inclusive cities” is increasingly being used as a “catch-all” phrase to signify intent but with little precision in its use. In this note we use “inclusive cities” to mean cities in which we see a commitment to an inclusive politics with the establishment of institutionalized...

  • Report
    World Economic Forum. Reforms to Accelerate the Development of India’s Smart Cities Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services. World Economic Forum, 2016.

    The report highlights the reforms required at state and local levels to implement smart cities in India. It recommends institutional, business-environment and sector-specific reforms to enhance public-private collaboration in India’s urban development programmes such as 100 smart cities and 500...

  • Inclusive Cities - Towards Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment and Non-Discrimination
    Inclusive Cities - Towards Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment and Non-Discrimination In The State of Afghan Cities. UN-Habitat, 2015.

    This paper examines the situation in Afghan cities for:

    • women and girls
    • returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
    • youth
    • ethnic minorities

    Common to all is their heightened socio-economic marginalisation and vulnerability, exclusion...

  • The State of City Climate Finance
    The State of City Climate Finance. New York: The Cities Climate Finance Alliance (CCFLA), 2015.

    This is the inaugural report of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), a coalition of cities, banks, national governments and civil society organizations with the aim of accelerating and scaling up climate related finance for the world’s cities. Today’s financing landscape does...

  • Citizen Engagement Report
    Citizen-Centric Model Development Based On Identification Of Urban Issues., 2015.

    Globally, ‘Smart Solutions’ tend to be technology centric with the emphasis on taking the city’s efficiency to the next level. In India, we have a unique situation with significant shortcomings in basic infrastructure. In addition, we have huge differences in income levels, demographics, and...

  • Gender Sensitive Transport Planning
    Mahadevia, Darshini. Gender Sensitive Transport Planning for Cities in India In Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2015.

    This research report presents status, issues and policy recommendations with regards to gender and mobility in urban India. This study was a part of larger project on Sustainable Low Carbon Mobility in India.

  • ICT deployment and strategies for smart cities
    ICT Deployment and Strategies for India's Smart Cities: A Curtain raiser., 2015.

    As cities in India gear up and draw plans for the honourable PM’s 100 Smart Cities program, this report on ICT Guidelines for Smart Cities is an accompaniment to the Smart City Mission Guidelines document released by the Ministry of Urban Development. It attempts to draw attention to and outline...

  • Innovation Friday: Transforming Cities Through Strategic Planning
    Innovation Friday: Transforming Cities Through Strategic Planning
    Innovation Friday: Transforming Cities Through Strategic Planning

    The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition for municipal leaders and their partners to promote economic opportunity in India, improve governance, and produce better results for urban residents.

    In this webinar, participating cities hear from Pablo Vaggione, world-renowned urbanist...

  • Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)
    Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)
    Innovation Friday: Finding Smart Solutions (The Potential & Risk of ICT)

    The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition for municipal leaders and their partners to promote economic opportunity in India, improve governance, and produce better results for urban residents.

    In this webinar, participating cities hear from Anthony Townsend, urban planner and...

  • Top Ten Urban Innovations
    Top Ten Urban Innovations. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2015.

    People continue to be drawn to cities by the economic, social and creative opportunities they offer; large cities are more productive than rural areas, producing more patents and yielding higher returns on capital. McKinsey estimates that the world’s top 100 cities will account for 35% of global...

  • NIUA-HUDCO Study 2015
    Non-metropolitan Class I Cities of India: Demography, Economy and Social Structures, and the status of Basic Infrastructure and Housing. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    The present study focuses on cities with population of 0.1million to 1 million and is based on secondary data. In addition, in the two case-study cities of Shahjahanpur and Tumkur, discussions with several stakeholders, officials and functionaries responsible for designing, implementation and...

  • Reference Framework for Smart Cities
    Bhattacharya, Shrimoyee, Sujaya Rathi, Sonali Anusree Patro, and Niepukhrie Tepa. Reconceptualising Smart Cities: A Reference Framework for India Compendium of Resources. Bangalore: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), 2015.

    This report argues that the larger notions of sustainability and good governance encompass the overarching goals of smart cities across the globe. Technology, especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an important enabler in attaining sustainability and good governance....

  • Reimagining India’s Urban Future
    Reimagining India’s Urban Future - A Framework for Securing High-Growth, Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Urban Development in India In Working Paper 306 . New Delhi: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), 2015.

    India is at the cusp of a major urban transition. In less than twenty years, India’s urban population is expected to nearly double from 377 million today to over 600 million. Indian cities already contribute an estimated two-thirds of India’s GDP, and this number is expected to rise to 75% by...

  • Water for Development
    Jägerskog, Anders, and Torkil Jønch Clausen. Water for Development: Charting a Water Wise Path. Stockholm: Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, 2015.

    Water is crucial for human sustenance, health and dignity; as a driver for business; for food and energy security; and for the ecosystems upon which our societies and continued development depend. For this report, we have invited a wide range of experts with different perspectives on water and...

  • Harnessing Shared Mobility
    Harnessing Shared Mobility for Compact, Sustainable Cities. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2015.

    In the past decade, the world has seen car sharing go mainstream, bike sharing become a global trend, and hundreds of startups stake their claim to reinventing transport. The new systems, collectively known as shared mobility, reflect the rise of both the on-demand and sharing economies. These...

  • Urban Dialogue on Capitalising on India’s Urban Growth
    Urban Dialogue on Capitalising on India’s Urban Growth
    Capitalising on India’s Urban Growth

    The talk by Ms. Ireena Vittal builds on three strands namely, the urban agenda for India, current approach in implementing it and the new urban missions. The deliberation focuses on leveraging urban development for growth and inclusive prosperity through strategic thinking and integrated...

  • Manufacturing Cities
    Manufacturing Cities - Industrial Policy and Urban Growth In Policy Paper. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    This paper examines the emergence of new forms of economic settlements such as Special Economic Zones, Special Investment Regions and Industrial Corridors and examines their role and relevance in contemporary urban India. These settlements, while not officially classified as towns or cities have...

  • India’s Urban Economy
    India’s Urban Economy - Generating Employment and Sustaining Growth In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    Urban areas in India are currently imagined as growth engines which will generate a surplus that can be invested in redistribution schemes targeting the rural and urban poor. To achieve growth that can be sustained over the medium and long term, an explicit focus on employment is required along...

  • Millennium Development Goals Report
    The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015. New York: United Nations, 2015.

    This report is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General Assembly for periodic assessment of progress...

  • India's Smart Cities Challenge

    A short film highlighting worldwide best practices and the opportunities for India's cities.

  • Smart City Mission Statement and Guidelines
    Smart City Mission Statement and Guidelines In Smart Cities Mission Guidelines. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2015.

    The purpose of the Smart Cities Mission is to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development and harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to Smart outcomes. Area-based development will transform existing areas (retrofit and...

  • AMRUT Mission Statement and Guidelines
    AMRUT Mission Statement and Guidelines In AMRUT Mission Guidelines. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2015.

    The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g....

  • A short film highlighting worldwide best practices and the opportunities for India's cities.
    A short film highlighting worldwide best practices and the opportunities for India's cities.
    India's Smart City Challenge

    A short film highlighting worldwide best practices and the opportunities for India's cities.

  • Presentation on Smart Cities Mission
    Presentation on Smart Cities Mission by JS(SC). New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    The presentation provides an overview of the Smart Cities Mission, its various components, stages of the competition, criteria for selection, implementation and financing, funds distribution and citizen's collaboration.

  • Managing Peri-Urban Expansion
    Managing Peri-Urban Expansion - A Study of Planning Approaches adopted in Delhi, Beijing and New York to Manage Regional Growth. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Through this study, NIUA has attempted to explore the phenomenon of peri-urban expansion and efforts to manage it through planning and governance frameworks in three different locations and countries - Delhi, Beijing and New York. While the Chinese and American examples do not present clear...

  • Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up
    Saunders, Tom, and Peter Baeck. Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up. London, UK: Nesta, 2015.

    This report tells the stories of cities around the world - from Beijing to Amsterdam, and from London to Jakarta - that are addressing urban challenges by using digital technologies to engage and enable citizens.

    Key findings:

    • Many ‘top down’ smart city...

  • Exploratory Research on Smart Cities
    Exploratory Research on Smart Cities: Theory, Policy and Practice. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    This study is essentially a survey of literature and theories about smart cities. It is not a compendium of solutions or an illustration of the smart cities mission of the Government of India. As the title suggests, it is essentially a navigation tool that might be useful for those who wish to...

  • Prof KT Ravindran
    Prof KT Ravindran
    Urban Dialogue with Prof KT Ravindran

    Reshaping the Indian City-Convergence in the New Urban Agenda
    Urban India is being transformed with an aim to achieve good quality of life. We are passing through an exciting time when both political and economic initiatives are converging to re-imagine the Indian city....

  • Thinking Spatially

    Phil Williams MRTPI, Head of Planning Service, Cardiff City Council, Wales, and Vice President, RTPI discusses one of the ways in which the UK Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) marked its centenary in 2014 by looking to the future of planning. The Institute’s Planning Horizons papers take a...

  • Inclusive Cities Approach Paper
    Inclusive Cities Approach Paper. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2015.

    This approach paper is prepared as part of the Inclusive Cities Programmatic Approach, a multi-year initiative launched by the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (GSURR) in October 2013. In line with the World Bank’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared...

  • Design comparison for waterfronts
    Yildiz, Dr. Rehyan. "Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines for Waterfront Developments." In 2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium, edited by Prof. Dr. Nihal Senlier., 2015.

    All over the world, planning for the development of coastal areas, design and ecological shortcomings are emphasized significantly in the literature. In this context; the failure to provide the integration between urban and coastal areas and functional deficiencies in the use of coastal areas,...

  • Sustainable Cities and Rapid Urbanisation Mapping Institutions, Researchers and Funders in India
    Sustainable Cities and Rapid Urbanisation: Mapping Institutions, Researchers and Funders in India. New Delhi, India: Research Councils UK India, 2015.

    Science and innovation are a critical input to the prosperity and sustainable growth of a country. They ensure that the country can meet emerging challenges ranging from water-energy demands and natural disasters, to climate change and public health. Countries require an excellent research base...

  • The Future of Urban Development & Services: Urban Development Recommendations for the Government of India
    The Future of Urban Development & Services: Urban Development Recommendations for the Government of India. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2015.

    This report offers three recommendations for India to facilitate inclusive growth: India needs to integrate spatial planning at all governmental levels: national, state and city. India should create a stable policy framework for private investment in urban infrastructure. India requires...

  • Smart Cities Framework for India
    Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies: Framework for 100 Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi: NASSCOM, International Youth Centre, 2015.

    The Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies Framework for the 100 Smart Cities Mission has been developed with the aim to demystify the role of ICT in developing Smart Cities. The framework tries to capture and address the issues & needs of all stakeholders including citizens and...

  • Shelter: Vol 16
    Resilient Cities In Shelter. Vol. 16. New Delhi: Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd., 2015.

    The word “resilience” typically describes a material’s ability to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. In ecology, resilience has been described as the capacity of an ecosystem to tolerate disturbance without collapsing into a qualitatively different...

  •  Identifying the Economic Potential of Indian Districts
    Roberts, Mark. Identifying the Economic Potential of Indian Districts In World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7623 . Washington DC: The World Bank, 2015.

    Despite its rapid growth in recent decades, GDP per capita in India remains at a relatively low level by international standards, and the country continues to be marked by large subnational disparities in levels of well-being. These large disparities naturally lead to interest in India’s spatial...

  • UNHabitat_Cities for Life
    Afghan Cities for Life - Respecting and Protecting the Environment for Healthy & Livable Cities., 2015.

    This discussion paper examines key environmental challenges facing Afghan cities, including services such as transport, water, and sanitation; natural resource management; and climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It demonstrates that the urban environment is not an optional 'add on...

  • Prof Dipankar Gupta
    Prof Dipankar Gupta
    Urban Dialogue with Prof. Dipankar Gupta

    Rural-Urban Nexus: THE INDIA STORY
    "Rural and urban India cannot be examined in isolation, nor as a continuum for in one the other is implicated. Further, the nature of urbanization today reflects not only this phenomenon but also the direction the economy is taking." - Dipankar Gupta

  • Guiding Urban Growth
    Guiding Urban Growth In The State of Afghan Cities. UN-Habitat, 2015.

    This discussion paper examines the importance of urban planning for achieving sustainable urbanization. It shows that urban planning is a key component of promoting Local Economic Development (LED); balancing development and environmental protection; improving access to land, adequate housing...

  • Executive Summary
    Godschalk, David, and David Rouse. Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans. APA Planning Advisory Service , 2015.

    Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans is the result of a four-year effort by the American Planning Association (APA) to define the role of comprehensive plans in addressing the sustainability of human settlements. The comprehensive plan, also called the general plan or...

  • How smart are our cities?
    How smart are our cities?. PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, 2015.

    After 1990, urbanisation in India picked up pace, becoming faster than anywhere else in the world. This rise can be attributed to population growth, opening up of the industry (both manufacturing and services), better quality of living as well as employment opportunities in urban areas. Recent...

  • Late Dr. M. N. Buch, IAS (Retd)
    Late Dr. M. N. Buch, IAS (Retd)
    Urban Dialogue with Dr. M. N. Buch

    “India’s cities are old and multi-layered. The medieval is over laid with the imperial, the imperial with post-independence settlements and the post-independence portions are now heavily inter-layered with slums, unplanned or unauthorized colonies and new colonies developed by builders with...

  • URDPFI Guidelines Vol 1
    ,
    URDPFI Guidelines  IIA-IIB
    Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    UDPFI  Guidelines,  1996  provided  a  framework  for  plan  preparation  and implementation  process.  Since  1996,  many  developments  have  taken  place  in  the field  of  urban  planning, especially in  view  of emerging  needs and  requirements  of urban  settlements  due  to  rapid ...

  • Wedg Waterfronts
    Shape Your Waterfront, How to promote access, resiliency, and ecology at the water’s edge. Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MEA), 2015.

    The Waterfront Alliance created the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) program to answer a simple question: How do we create the best possible waterfront? WEDG seeks to answer that question by promoting good design that results in resilient, accessible waterfronts that allow us to live...

  • Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan
    Smart City Challenge: State 2-Smart City Proposal: Bhubaneswar Odisha In Bhubneswar Smart City Proposal. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2015.

    To move towards a more livable city, Bhubaneswar will focus on creating a model of sustainable urbanization based on New Urbanism principles that have the transformative potential to provide citizens with prosperity, safety, and equity. The focus is on transitioning from conventional urban...

  • BhendI Bazaar Redevelopment Project
    Presentation on Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) for AMRUT & Smart Cities . Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, 2015.

    The Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust have initiated the Bhendi Bazaar Redevelopment Project in Mumbai. The presentation provides a detailed case of the project and its current status.

  • The 8 principles on How to Make an Smart City
    Guallart, Vicente. The 8 principles on How to Make an Smart City - Barcelona., 2015.

    The presentation elaborates the following 8 principles to make an smart city:

    1. Define your own city model with “your city mantra”
    2. Analyze the structure of your city and define your priorities
    3. Rethink your city systems, not just upgrade them.
    4. Develop the...

  • Low Cost Smart Cities
    Ramesh, G., and T. Poornima. Low Cost Smart Cities. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 2015.

    CPP has launched this Policy Discussion Series to bring out Policy Inputs Papers in areas of priority for government and public, and in the areas mentioned above. These papers will bring out comprehensively the issues, the evidences, the status, the debates and the alternatives. These papers...

  • The Public Realm
    Sennett, Richard. The Public Realm. Richard Sennett, 2015.

    The cities everyone wants to live in would be clean and safe, possess efficient public services, support a dynamic economy, provide cultural stimulation, and help heal society's divisions of race, class, and ethnicity. These are not the cities we live in. This is so in part because the city is...

  • The State of Afghan Cities
    The State of Afghan Cities-Vol 1. Vol. 1. UN-Habitat, 2015.

    Afghanistan’s future is urban. The population of Afghan cities is expected to double within the next 15 years and by 2060, one in every two Afghans will be living in cities. In order to manage such a transition and harness it for economic and social development accurate data and information is...

  • Addressing Slum Redevelopment Issues in India
    Hindman, Michelle, Olivia Lu-Hill, Sean Murphy, Sneha Rao, Yash Shah, and Zeqi Zhu. Addressing Slum Redevelopment Issues in India. Dow Sustainability Fellowship, International Institute of University of Michigan, 2015.

    The main objective of this study is to develop recommendations to improve the Government of India’s Housing for All policy. Apart from the recommendations to policymakers on institutional themes, we also provide recommendations to private sector real-estate developers for designing sustainable...

  • Orchestrating Infrastructure for Sustainable Smart Cities
    Orchestrating Infrastructure for Sustainable Smart Cities. Geneva, Switzerland: International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), 2015.

    The development of a smart city requires participation, input, ideas and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders. Public governance is naturally critical, but participation from the private sector and citizens of the community are equally important. It also requires a proper balance of

    ...

  • Tackling Urban Poverty
    Tackling Urban Poverty In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    Poverty in India has long been rurally imagined. Programmes, policies, missions and resources have followed suit. There are no urban equivalents, for example, of several national missions in work, health, or electricity, among others. This has, in the past two decades, begun to change as the...

  • Urbanisation in India and the Environment
    "Urbanisation in India and the Environment." In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    About 31 per cent of India’s population lived in areas defined as urban, and this proportion could be as high as 50–60 per cent if more flexible descriptions were used. How can urban India simultaneously improve living conditions and fulfil developmental priorities in an environmentally...

  • Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities
    Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities
    Innovation Wednesdays: Q&A - Submitting a Competitive Smart Cities

    Dr. Sameer Sharma is the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Mission Director of the Smart Cities Mission. He previously served as the Principal Secretary, Urban Development in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to that, he served as Municipal Commissioner of three cities - Hyderabad,...

  • Streets for All Toolkit
    Mulukutla, Pawan, Sarika Panda, and Andrew Diaz. Streets for All Toolkit., 2015.

    The Streets for All initiative is a sustained community movement towards the provision of better and safer walking and cycling infrastructure in our city. It provides a platform for engagement between government, media, NGOs, technocrats and the community, in order to jointly develop workable...

  • WUP 2014
    World Urbanisation Prospects: The 2014 Revision. New York: United Nations, 2015.

    This report presents the results of the 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects including the official United Nations estimates and projections of urban and rural populations for major areas, regions and countries of the world and of all urban agglomerations with 300,000...

  • Plan for tourism
    Planning for Tourism: Creating a Vibrant Singapore In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2015.

    A common misconception is that tourism policy primarily focuses on promotion and marketing campaigns. While these activities are essential, another important but sometimes overlooked aspect is how creative city planning can support tourism promotion, and consequently, how the needs and goals of...

  • City development _Sana Yemen
    Sana'a: A City Development Strategy., 2015.

    This publication outlines the process of developing a city development strategy (CDS) for Sana'a, Yemen. It includes background on Sana'a and an overview of the studies, discussions, and strategic planning that resulted in the city's CDS.

    The nation's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage...

  • learning cities
    Valdes-Cotera, Raúl, Norman Longworth, Katharina Lunardon, Mo Wang, Sinéad Crowe, and Sunok Jo. Unlocking the Potential of Urban Communities Case Studies of Twelve Learning Cities, UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. UNESCO, 2015.

    The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), which was initiated in 2012, is an international platform that enables cities to share expertise in advocating and enhancing lifelong learning for all. The coordination team at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has compiled this...

  • Sustainable Singapore
    Our Home Our Environment Our Future: Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015., 2015.

    The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015 outlines the national vision and plans for a more liveable and sustainable Singapore, to support the diverse needs and growing aspirations of Singaporeans. This blueprint is a plan for action and provides a unique opportunity to work together to create a...

  • guiding Principles for CC action
    Guiding Principles for Climate City Planning Action. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2015.

    The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. These principles, shown below, developed through a robust and open multi-stakeholder process, support...

  • Planning guidleines_ Unhabitat
    International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning. Nairobi: United Nations Human settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2015.

    The need for planning cannot be over-emphasized. Urbanization is progressing rapidly and by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities. Inappropriate policies, plans and designs have led to inadequate spatial distribution of people and activities, resulting in proliferation of slums...

  • Natinal mission on sustainable habitat
    National Mission on Sustainable Habitat. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    Sustainable development concerns in the sense of enhancement of human well-being broadly conceived, are a recurring theme in India’s development philosophy. The present day consensus reflect three foundational aspirations. First that human beings should be able to enjoy a decent quality of life...

  • WHO kid's safety strategies
    Ten Strategies for keeping Children Safe on the Road. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2015.

    Ten Strategies for Keeping Children Safe on the Road is a report from the World Health Organization highlighting ten key recommendations for policies to reduce child road traffic injury. FIA Foundation funding enabled production of the report.

  • Smart cities Report
    Goel, Siddhart, and SriPallavi Nadimpalli. Modern Urbanization: Challenges in Setting up Smart Cities. Cushman & Wakefield, 2015.

    Smart cities aim to reduce anticipated complexities and expenses that accompany future urbanization. Hence, integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), energy efficiency and sustainability form the backbone of these cities. For enabling and supporting these initiatives, the...

  • Roadmap to resilience
    A Roadmap for Resilience., 2015.

    This valuable report from Smart Cities Council Lead Partner Bechtel and re:focus partners helps guide cities on how to leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. It summarizes...

  • Smart cities Report
    India's Top 20 Promising Cities. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    In India, new growth centers are emerging beyond the country's six emerging metros. As growth shifts to smaller second- and third-tier cities, smart cities efforts need to be refocused on these emerging cities before growth overruns them. This report profiles 20 cities that are poised to emerge...

  • Dissertation
    Packirisamy, Jawahar. Land Policies and Practices And Their Impact On Informal Settlements in Puducherry City., 2015.

    The dissertation is on 'Land Policies and Practices and their Impact on the Informal Settlements in Puducherry City'. 

    Urban poverty is a key global challenge facing humanity. A significant proportion of urban population of the Global South lives in informal settlements without access to...

  • Innovation in Europes cities
    Innovation in Europe’s Cities. LSE Cities, 2015.

    Innovation in European Cities sets out the context for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ European Mayors Challenge. It gives an overview of the key themes facing European cities today and provides an independent analysis of the 155...

  • Analysis of City Extensions
    Planned City Extensions: Analysis of Historical Examples. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2015.

    Developing countries are urbanizing at an incredibly fast pace and, in many cases, with unplanned settlements that pose enormous challenges. Growing cities need to define the urban planning frameworks that will guide the construction of new neighbourhoods and city extensions. From the analysis...

  • Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies (CDS). Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2015.

    This guidebook on integrating climate change into city development strategies (CDS) attempts to provide a modest input into the effort of unifying two key thematic areas, Climate Change and City Development Strategies. This attempt of climate proofing city development strategies is an ongoing...

  • urban planning
    Planned City Extensions: Analysis of Historical Examples. UN Habitat, 2015.

    Developing countries are urbanizing at an incredibly fast pace and, in many cases, with unplanned settlements that pose enormous challenges. Growing cities need to define the urban planning frameworks that will guide the construction of new neighbourhoods and city extensions.

    This...

  • public space toolkit
    Global Public Space Toolkit: From Global Principles to Local Policies and Practice. Nairobi, Kenya: UN Habitat, 2015.

    Despite its importance in promoting sustainable urban development, public space has not been given the attention it deserves in literature and, more importantly, in the global policy arena. Yet there is a growing body of principles and sound policies for improving access to good public space in...

  • Climate change and city planning
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies. Nairobi, Kenya: UN Habitat, 2015.

    The World Bank, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborated in a Joint Work Programme (JWP) to help cities address challenges related to climate change, aiming to facilitate a coordinated, focused effort targeting...

  • National urban policy for cities
    National Urban Policy: A Guiding Framework. UN Habitat, 2015.

    This Guiding Framework is designed to outline key elements and instruments of the policy process through all the five NUP phases: feasibility, diagnosis, formulation, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. Each phase is the subject of one part of the Framework. For each phase, the...

  • Skill development in construction
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Building Estate and Real Estate sector (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Corporation, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • Skill an construction
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Construction Material and Building Hardware Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). National Skill Development Corporation, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • Skill development and Domestic Help
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Domestic Help Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). National Skill Development Corporation, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • Tourism and Skill dvelopment
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • Land Management
    Duranton, Gilles, Ejaz Ghani, Arti Goswami Grover, and William Robert Kerr. Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India. The World Bank Group, 2015.

    Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This paper considers the possible misallocation of financial loans. Using plant-level data on the organized and unorganized sectors, the paper describes the temporal,...

  • Urban Transport Planning1
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    Urban Transport Planning1
    Urban Transport Planning (Reference Guide + Training Material). Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    Urban transportation plays a significant role in the economic, social, and physical life of urban areas. The urban transport planning in India is today falling short in nearly every score and needs attention. Tradiational planning aims to improve mobility, especially for vehicles and is failing...

  • Land and Development
    Jenkins, Rob, Loraine Kennedy, Partha Mukhopadhyay, and Kanhu C. Pradhan. Special Economic Zones in India: Interrogating the Nexus of Land, Development and Urbanization. Vol. 6. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 2015.

    In the context of the ongoing debate on land acquisition in India and its relationship to development, this article presents an in-depth investigation of the characteristics of special economic zones (SEZs) in India. This includes the nature of exports and economic activity, their use of land...

  • Census towns
    Mitra, Arup, and Rajnish Kumar. New Patterns in Indian Urbanization: Emergence of Census Towns. Vol. 6. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 2015.

    This study focuses on the new patterns related to urbanization in India from the 2011 census data, particularly with regard to the emergence of the census towns. What forces are involved in explaining the growth of such towns is an important question and this is what the present article tries to...

  • Energy and Buildings
    IESS 2047, User Guide: Efficient Envelope Optimization for Residential and Commercial Buildings. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 2015.

    Incorporation of energy efficiency in the buildings sector would result in the development of a market for energy efficient products (Building insulation, energy efficient windows, glass and frames, high efficiency HVAC equipment), improved design practices for lighting, natural ventilation/free...

  • urban spatial structures
    Bertaud, Alain. The Formation Of Urban Spatial Structures: Markets vs. Design In Working Paper. Vol. 7. New York City: The Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, 2014.

    As cities develop there grows a trade-off between land consumption and commuting efficiency: the larger the area of land consumed per household and per worker, the longer the commuting distance between firms and households and the larger the commuting time and cost. This paper explores how...

  • Urbanisation, Development and Housing Requirements in the National Capital Region (NCR)
    Bedi, Jatinder S.. Urbanisation, Development and Housing Requirements in the National Capital Region (NCR) In Background Paper on Issues Related to Land Economics. New Delhi, India: National Council of Applied Economic Research, 2014.

    This paper focuses on the implications of various land use policies being adopted in India with special reference to Delhi and the NCR region. This is linked with changes in policies related to the acquisition of large tracts of land by public sector agencies, changes in Floor Area Ratio (FAR)...

  • Home-Based Workers in Ahmedabad, India
    Mahadevia, Darshini, Aseem Mishra, and Suchita Vyas. Home-Based Workers in Ahmedabad, India In IMES: Informal Economy Monitoring Study. Manchester, UK: Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), 2014.

    This research highlights the importance of housing security for informal workers, in particular those engaged in working at home.

  • digital dimensions of smart city
    Patašius, Martynas, and Irena Patašienė. Digital dimension of smart city: critical analysis In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 156. Elsevier, 2014.

    The analyses of publications show unclear differences between the definition of a digital city and a smart city. The critical analysis of references allows us to define the role of a digital dimension of a smart city. A deeper analysis of the concept of smart social systems shows that many...

  • IEMS-Ahmedabad Street Vendors City Report
    Mahadevia, Darshini, Suchita Vyas, and Aseem Mishra. Street Vendors in Ahmedabad, India. Manchester, UK: Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), 2014.

    The report presents findings related to Street Vendors' Economy and Working Conditions on one hand and their interface with City Planning

  • Infill Development
    Smart Growth and Economic Success: Investing in Infill Development. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014.

    This paper is intended to help developers who are considering infill development and want to understand more about the risks and rewards. First, it examines the real and perceived challenges of infill development and how developers are able to overcome them. It then outlines the demographic...

  • TOD
    Transit Oriented Development Along Rohtak Road (NH-10). New Delhi: Delhi Urban Art Commission, 2014.

    Indian cities were always planned with a sense of finding all uses within a walkable distance, creating neighbourhood’s close to each other within a distance of 10 -15 minutes, distances which made the place more interactive and lively during the day as well as at the night. This further helped...

  • Inclusive Development
    Revi, Aromar, Jyothi Koduganti, and Shriya Anand. Cities As Engines of Inclusive Development. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2014.

    This paper argues that the recent policy rhetoric towards cities in India has been shaped by their increasing economic importance in national output generation, as well as a series of prominent global reports on the role of cities in driving growth. Policymakers have responded to this, designing...

  • Locating The Debate - Poverty And Vulnerability In Urban India
    Locating The Debate - Poverty And Vulnerability In Urban India. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2014.

    How do questions of urban poverty and inequality, fit into these ‘big plans’? What has happened to urban poverty and inequality since economic reforms in 1991 continues to be debated. Officially, head count ratios of people living below the poverty line have declined in both rural and urban...

  • NIUA-HUDCO Study 2014
    Metropolitan cities of India: Demographic, economic and social structures, and the status of basic infrastructure and housing. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2014.

    This report is a culmination of research conducted at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi, under the Phase I of the HUDCO Chair project during the period 2012-13. The report titled “ Metropolitan cities of India: Demographic, economic and social structures, and the status...

  • Inclusive Design for Street Vendors in India
    Mahadevia, Prof. Darshini, Prof. Alison Brown, Suchita Vayas, Tejas Patel, and Self Employed Women’s Association(SEWA). Inclusive Design for Street Vendors in India., 2014.

    The handbook illustrates different possibilities of finding spaces for the street vendors in Indian Cities.

  • Sustainable Social Housing DA
    Nagrath, Kriti, and Amelie Gilbert. Sustainable Social Housing Initiative. New Delhi, India: Development Alternatives, 2014.

    This report presents the finding of an assessment on sustainability in urban social housing in India undertaken by Development Alternatives under the UNEP -Sustainable Social Housing Initiative (SUSHI). The assessment aims at creating a better understanding of the integration of environmental...

  • National Housing Bank
    Report on Trend and Progress of Housing in India 2014. National Housing Bank, Government of India, 2014.

    Global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to improve further in 2014-15, with much of the impetus coming from advanced economies. Inflation in these economies, however, has undershot projections, reflecting still large output gaps and recent commodity price declines.

    The...

  • The Evolution of National Urban Policies
    Turok, Ivan. The Evolution of National Urban Policies: A Global Overview. Nairobi : UN-HABITAT, 2014.

    The purpose of this publication is to review the experience of national urban policies (NUPs) in selected countries around the world in order to draw broad lessons that would inform other countries interested in formulating or implementing their own policies. The urban challenges and...

  • Land Acquisition and Resettlement
    Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Securing Resources for Development In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2014.

    Land is among a country’s most critical resources: this is especially true for a small and densely populated city-state like Singapore. For land to be developed in a sustainable manner, there need to be effective policies that allow the state to acquire land where required for public benefit....

  • Smart City Comparative Report
    Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) DG CNECT, EU Commission, 2014.

    The “Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China”, funded by the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility II, is the final report of the findings of a study of 15 Chinese and 15 European pilot smart cities. The study examines smart city trends and developments from a global, China...

  • Handbook for Disable friendly housing
    Edelman, Marja. Accessibility of Housing: A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2014.

    This publication is part of the activities of the Global Network for Sustainable Housing (GNSH) managed by the UN-Habitat Housing Unit. The handbook presents practical solutions to outgrow accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities and older persons in the contexts of slum upgrading,...

  • making local actions matter
    Making Local Actions Matter: Good Practices in Decentralized Planning, Implementation and Monitoring. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2014.

    Strengthening decentralized planning and implementation from below is a major strategy in development management. This is largely believed to positively affect lives of disadvantaged people. The argument for greater devolution is premised upon the fact that transfer of funds, functions and...

  • DRR and Urban Toolkit
    National Disaster Management Toolkit for Urban Planning. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), 2014.

    The report is the outcome of hard work put in by multidisciplinary team, consisting of, among others, Regional Planners, Urb an Planners, Structural Engineers, Social Scientists and Economists. DDFCL appreciates NIDM for the confidence entrusted on us and provided the opportunity to work on this...

  • DRR in development Planning
    Mainstreaming DRR in Development Planning: Training Module. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2014.

    The programme goal is to create a critical mass of champions of mainstreaming DRR in development planning in India at the national and State Government levels.

    Objectives

    • To help the participants know about the global initiatives, experiences and debates in DRR mainstreaming in...

  • New Taxonomy for SC
    Perboli, Guido, Alberto De Marco, Francesca Perfetti, and Matteo Marone. A New Taxonomy of Smart City Projects In Transportation Research Procedia. Vol. 3. Elsevier, 2014.

    City logistics proposes an integrated vision of freight transportation systems within urban area and it aims at the optimization of them as a whole in terms of efficiency, security, safety, viability and environmental sustainability. Recently, this perspective has been extended by the Smart City...

  • Street vendors act
    The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. New Delhi, India: The Gazette of India, 2014.

    The Street Vendors Act, 2014 is a pioneering initiative to protect the livelihood rights and social security of urban street vendors in the country and thereby aid poverty alleviation efforts of the Government. The Act aims at fostering a congenial environment for the urban street vendors to...

  • CPWD_ accessible development
    Handbook on Barrier Free and Accessibility. New Delhi, India: Central Public Works Department, 2014.

    This document gives guidelines and solutions for accessibility in a built environment. It is designed both as a working tool to provide a common point of reference and as a means to increase the awareness of the needs of people with disabilities and the elderly. Practical low cost solutions to...

  • Sustainable Habitat Guidelines
    CPWD Guidelines For Sustainable Habitat. New Delhi, India: Central Public Works Department, 2014.

    CPWD Guidelines for Sustainable Habitat have been prepared. The guidelines are based on reports of National Mission on Sustainable Habitat by Ministry of Urban Development and draft code on "Approach to Sustainability" as part of NBC 2005. The guidelines are intended to be used by CPWD architect...

  • TOD for urban communitues
    Sarmiento, Claudio, Luis Zamorano, Robin King, Adriana Lobo, Salvador Herrera, and Julie Clerc. Transit-oriented Development (TOD) Guide for Urban Communities. EMBARQ , 2014.

    The world is urbanizing and motorizing at an unprecedented speed. Between now and 2030, the world’s cities are expected to add 1.5 billion people – and build more urban area than has been created in humanity’s entire history. However, most developments around the world have taken place in an...

  • Guidelines for Pedestrian planning
    Guidelines For Planning & Implementation Of Pedestrian Infrastructure., 2014.

    The document contains the following information or guidance:

    Summary of some policies that relate to pedestrians.

    · General guidance on planning for pedestrian facilities, such as understanding pedestrian types and their needs, components that constitute a pedestrian facility,...

  • Pollack, Van Meter Will, and City of Fremont. Multifamily Design Guidelines. City of Vermont, 2014.

    The purpose of the Multifamily Design Guidelines is to ensure that new multifamily development implements the General Plan Community Character Element and exemplifies high quality architecture, appropriately connects to its surroundings, meets the demands of future generations for design variety...

  • Urban Green guidelines
    Urban Greening Guidelines, 2014. New Delhi, India: Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2014.

    Urban Greening Guidelines, 2014 is the outcome of blatant and random concretization of pavements in Indian cities. Of late, a number of Urban Development Authorities and Urban Local Bodies have undertaken large scale concretization of pavements which has resulted in destruction of a large number...

  • Disability Manual
    Rimmer, James, Lewis E. Kraus, Lita Jans, Erica C. Jones, Jan Garret, Donna Adkins, Roberta Carlin, Clarke Ross, and Amy Rauworth. Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, & Obesity Programs and Policies In Implementation Manual. Center on Disability, 2014.

    People with disabiliti es are three ti mes more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer than adults without disabiliti es. Nearly half of all adults with disabiliti es get no aerobic physical acti vity. Adults with disabiliti es who get no physical acti vity are 50% more...

  • Toolkit
    Asian Development Bank. Manual for Undertaking National Urban Assessments. Asian Development Bank, 2014.

    This manual provides guidelines for conducting rapid urban assessments guided by ADB’s Urban Operational Plan 2012–2020 which outlines ADB’s support to its members in developing their urban economies.

    Urbanization in Asia is expected to reach 55% by 2030 and 64% by 2050...

  • State of China's Cities
    State of China Cities 2014/2015. UN Habitat, 2014.

    As a report with joint efforts by China Science Center of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, China Association of Mayors, Urban Planning Society of China and UN-Habitat, The State of China’s Cities 2014/2015 is about to be released to the public.

    It integrates both the guidelines...

  • ESTP Guidelines
    Employment through Skills Training & Placement., 2013.

    The broader objective of the Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) Program is –
    1.To provide an asset to the urban poor in the form of skills for sustainable livelihood
    2. To increase the income of urban poor through structured, market-oriented certified...

  • SMID guidelines
    Social Mobilisation and Institution Development. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The operational guidelines for Social Mobilisation and Institution Development (SM&ID) component of NULM are annexed herewith, which will be followed by all the implementing agencies. These guidelines have also been uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty...

  • Street Vendor Scheme
    Support to Urban Street Vendors. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The objective of the component is to address the vulnerabilities of the urban street vendors through a multi-pronged approach. This includes:

    (i) Survey of street vendors and issue of Identity Cards

    (ii) Development of city street vending plans

    (iii) Infrastructure...

  • Urban Shelters NULM
    Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The objectives of the Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH) component of NULM scheme are to:

    1. Ensure availability and access of the urban homeless population to permanent shelters including the basic infrastructure facilities like water supply, sanitation, safety and security;

    2....

  • Korea's Smart City
    Shin, Prof. Dongbin. Smart City In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Jaeyong Lee. Vol. 11. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer aims to share the knowledge and experiences of smart city planning and development in Korea. The brand name for Korean smart cities, U-City, combines the word ‘city’ with the term ‘ubiquitous’. A U-City system is categorized by three stages: information collection, information...

  • City Management Korea
    Moon, Prof. Chai. City Management and Urban Renewal In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Jaeyoon Yoo. Vol. 10. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer introduces the reader to the concepts involved in city management and discusses the evolution of legal framework in Korea for city management. Further, it describes the current Urban Management and Renewal Projects and discusses their performance and shortcomings.

     

  • Conservation and Restoration of Water Bodies in Urban Areas
    Conservation and Restoration of Water Bodies in Urban Areas. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2013.

    Water is the most discussed and debated topic all over the world and a plethora of treaties and conventions have eulogized its sustainable uses. It has been around since time immemorial. While the quantity of freshwater has remained constant, continually recycled through the atmosphere and back...

  • Sustainable Urban Transport
    Bhatt, Chirayu, and Jignesh Mehta. Sustainable Urban Transport: Principles and Implementation Guidelines for Indian Cities (Draft Report)., 2013.

    The aim of this report is to help cities and local governments implement goals of sustainable planning and urban transport. In order to do this, it is important to identify guidelines and standards and establishes an evaluation mechanism through which the existing conditions can be assessed and...

  • Sustainable Korean Cities
    Kwon, Prof. Taejung, and Dr. Kwangik Wang. Sustainable Development of National Territory In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy. Vol. 5. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer by KRIHS detailes the framework of sustainable National Territory Development, the policies to Promote Sustainable National Territory Development. It discusses the Low-Carbon Green Cities for Sustainable National Territory Development and the Best Practices for Low-Carbon Green...

  • Korea Growth Management System
    Lee, Prof. Wonho, and Dr. Taehwan Kim. Growth Management of the Capital Region In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy. Vol. 4. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer by KRIHS talks about Concentration in the Seoul Metropolitan Area and Government Responses to deal with it. The Development of Seoul Metropolitan Area Policy and Growth Management Policy for the Seoul Metropolitan Area are further discussed. The document evaulautes the current...

  • Land Development Korea
    Kim, Prof. Haengjong, and Dr. Hyeokjae Choi. Land Development and Management In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy. Vol. 3. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer talks out the History of Land Development Policy in Korea. Thereafter detailing the types of Land Development Project, structure and contents of Land Development Projects and the achievements of these projects.

  • Regional Development
    Kim, Dr. Yongwoong. Regional Development In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Misook Cha. Vol. 2. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    The primer on Regional Development details major regional development strategies and projects and achievements through these projects and at the same time highlights the lessons learnt in the process.

  • Smart City Seoul
    Hwang, Jong-Sung. Smart Cities Seoul: a case study. Geneva, Switzerland: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2013.

    Rapid urbanization is exerting growing pressure on cities’ traditional infrastructures, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) present very viable means of updating these infrastructures to reflect the demands of 21st century societies. This ITU-T Technology Watch Report analyses...

  • planning for office buildings
    A handbook of planning of office Buildings. New Delhi, India: Central Public Works Department, 2013.

    Office is an architectural and design phenomenon, whether it is a small office or a massive building. The main purpose of an office environment is to support its occupants in performing their assignments at minimum cost and maximum satisfaction. In recent times, the importance of changing...

  • Spatial Planning in Korea
    Choo, Prof. Sungjae. Spatial Planning System In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Dongjoo Kim. Vol. 1. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer in the series of 11, introduces spatial planning in Republic of Korea. This discusses the legal framework for planning the system, the systems established for functioning and the implementation and evaluation of planning.

     

  • Chintan's Assessment Tool for Informal Sector Inclusion in SWM
    Chaturvedi, Bharati, Aman Luthra, and Aiden Short. Chintan’s Assessment Tool for Informal Sector Inclusion (CATISI) in Solid Waste Management In Assessment Tool. New Delhi: Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, 2013.

    As a result of growing knowledge about the importance and efficiency of the informal sector in India, several policies and rules have been issued for the inclusion of informal sector into waste management programs. These policies recognise the crucial role of the informal sector in solid waste...

  • Barcelona Case Study
    Parkinson, Prof. Michael. Barcelona In Scientific Report. ESPON 2013 Programme, 2013.

    Barcelona is an important case study. It is a major European city which has undergone massive economic transformation during the past three decades after the advent of democracy in Spain. It makes a substantial contribution to the regional Catalan, Spanish national and European economy. It...

  • Unesco Historic cities landscape
    New Life for Historic Cities: The Historic Urban Landscape approach explained., 2013.

    This published brochure "New life for historic cities: The historic urban landscape approach explainedintroduces the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, which was adopted on 10 November...

  • Guidelines for Innovative Projects
    Operational Guidelines Of NULM for Innovative & Special Projects (I&SP). New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    A project taken up under NULM includes pioneering approaches, innovations to strategies under NULM, or catalysing efforts in geographical areas where these have not been undertaken before. These projects may also include activities not possible to address through the normal course of NULM...

  • Compendium of Environment
    Compendium Environment Statistics India 2013. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, 2013.

    Compendium on Environment Staistics India provides detailed statistics on five core parameters namely, bio-diversity, atmosphere, land/soil, water and human settlement suggested by the Framework for Development of Environment Statistics (FDES) of United Nations Statistical Division in 1984. The...

  • Housing Progress 2013
    Bank, National Housing. Report on Trend and Progress of Housing in India. New Delhi, India: National Housing Bank, 2013.

    Housing has a direct impact on employment and income generation. It has various backward and forward linkages and is linked to a host of indiustries and vocations. The Technical Group on Housing Shortage has estimated the housing shortage in urban Inddia at 18.78 million units in 2012.95 per...

  • Science and Technology Policy
    Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2013.

    India has declared 2010-20 as the ''Decade of Innovation". The government has stressed the need to enunciate a policy to synergize science, technology and innovation and has also established the National Innovation Council (NInC). The STI Policy 2013 is in furtherance of these pronouncements. It...

  • NULM: Capacity building
    Capacity Building and Training (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The key objectives of the Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) component are:

    a. To transform the role of M/o HUPA and State Agencies in charge of urban poverty alleviation into providers of high quality technical assistance in the field of livelihood promotion and urban poverty...

  • Employment:nulm
    Employment through Skills Training & Placement, (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    The broader objective of the Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) Program is –

    a. To provide an asset to the urban poor in the form of skills for sustainable livelihood

    b.To increase the income of urban poor through structured, market-oriented certified...

  • NULM: Urban Street Vendors
    Support to Urban Street Vendors (Operational Guidelines): National Urban Livelihoods Mission. Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2013.

    Street vendors constitute an important segment at the bottom of the pyramid of the informal economy in cities. Street vending provides a source of self-employment, and acts as a measure of urban poverty alleviation. Street vending also has a prominent place in the urban supply chain, and...

  • urban risk mitigation
    Bandyopadhyay, Chandrani. Training Module on Urban Risk Mitigation. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2013.

    The impact of disasters in urban areas is exacerbated by the complexities of urban systems. While cities have provided the momentum of growth to the economy, they have also proved to be extremely vulnerable during disasters, resulting in heavy loss of life and assets.

    The training Module...

  • Community Land Trusts and Transit Oriented Development
    Hickey, Robert. The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development:. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2013.

    This report, published in conjunction with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the National Community Land Trust Network, explores how Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are helping to ensure that affordably priced, transit-accessible homes will continue to be...

  • Urban Form
    Smith, Neil. Evolving Cities: Exploring the relations between urban form resilience and the governance of urban form. London School of Economics, 2013.

    This project involves an exploration of the interplay between the designed and built qualities of urban form and urban governance over time in creating ‘resilience’. Its focus is on neighbourhood-scaled pieces of major cities and urbanised regions which exemplify long-term processes of land...

  • Smart London Plan
    Smart London Plan: Using the creative power of new technologies to serve London and improve Londoners’ lives. London: Greater London Authority, 2013.

    Since its formation in March 2013, the Smart London Board has been advising the Greater London Authority. It is defining a vision for a smarter London and a tangible path to integrate opportunities from new digital technologies into the fabric of London. This Smart London Plan is the initial...

  • Landscapes
    A Handbook of Landscapes. New Delhi, India: Central Public Works Department, 2013.

    This publication of CPWD, describes various types of vegatation suitable for various climate types and terrains. This further explain show greening open spaces enhances urban design and has been a part of urban agenda in India.

  • Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services
    Gender Issue Guide: Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2013.

    Gender refers to cultural interpretation and prescription of roles, identities and values assigned to women, men, girls, and boys. Gender is highly variable across cultures, socially constructed and subject to changes over time. Gender further defines the unequal conditions between women and men...

  • Urban Planning for City Leaders
    Urban Planning for City Leaders. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2013.

    Urban Planning for City Leaders is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers at a critical moment in human history. Predicted human population growth over the next 50 years will have immense consequences for...

  • Gender and planning
    Gender Issue Guide: Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services. Nairobi : UN-HABITAT, 2013.

    This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue guide further seeks to broadly outline the where and how of gender...

  • Land use transport
    Land Use Transport Integraton and Density of Urban Growth. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2013.

    Land use and transport are intricately related. While urban structure determines travel demand and transport supply influences urban structure. The locaton and design of spatal development has a fundamental influence on travel paterns. At the same tme, the locaton and characteristcs of major...

  • Land Utilization Policy
    National Land Utilisation Policy (Draft) In framework for land use planning & management., 2013.

    The goal of the National Land Utilisation Policy is to achieve improvement of livelihood, food and water security, and best possible realization of various developmental targets so as to ensure sustainable development of India.

    To ensure optimal utilisation of the limited land resources...

  • Energy and Buildings
    Achieving scale in energy-efficient buildings in India: A view from the construction and real estate sectors. Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) , 2013.

    By 2050, it is projected that India will see an unprecedented escalation of floor area of around 400%. But to date, the efforts of India’s policymakers have focused on reducing energy consumption in new commercial buildings. To achieve a significant scale will depend on efficiency measures...

  • Urban Basic Services
    Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services. UN-HABITAT, 2013.

    This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue guide further seeks to broadly outline the where and how of gender...

  • Case Study
    Making Mobility a Part of the Housing Development Practice - A Market Approach In Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework - Case Study Series. India: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2012.

    The study aims to assess and promote good practice policies that help countries encourage private sector investment in low-carbon climate-resilient infrastructure. The present case study, prepared by EMBARQ India, was developed for the OECD Roundtable Discussion on “Mobilising Private Investment...

  • National Investment in Urban Transport
    Hidalgo, Dario, Madhav Pai, Aileen Carrigan, Amit Bhatt, and Benjamin Owen. National Investment in Urban Transport: Towards People’s Cities Through Land Use and Transport Integration. Mumbai: EMBARQ India, 2012.

    What recommendations can be given to inform the 12th Five Year Plan in India?

    Based on interviews with several stakeholders; a literature review on the first Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM); and consideration of the urban characteristics and transport needs of...

  • Urbanisation, poverty
    Tacoli, Cecilia. Urbanization, gender and urban poverty: paid work and unpaid carework in the city In Urbanisation and Emerging Population Issues Working Paper . Vol. 7. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2012.

    Most of the world’s population now live in urban centres, where virtually all population growth in the next century will also be absorbed. Urbanization offers unprecedented opportunities for increasing living standards, life expectancy and literacy levels, environmental sustainability and more...

  • Urban housing shortage
    Report of theTechnical Group on Urban Housing Shortage (2012-17). New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2012.

    Addressing the problem of mismatch between suppliers of housing and those needing them and bringing down the housing shortage, if not completely eliminate it, would be the major challenge. It is only when the nature and magnitude of the shortages are known in various income and rental categories...

  • Urban solution singapore
    Urban Solutions. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2012.

    The Centre for Liveable Cities, or CLC, works to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. As our flagship periodical, URBAN SOLUTIONS aims to deliver useful content to city leaders and urban practitioners on how to make their cities more liveable...

  • Upgrading Slums in Brazil
    Magalhães, Fernanda, and Francesco di Villarosa. Slum Upgrading: Lessons Learned From Brazil. Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 2012.

    Over the past four decades Brazil has become one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with more than 80 percent of Brazilians living in cities.

    Throughout this period of rapid transition, Brazil’s cities and the national government have tested many different policies and...

  • Gender & Urban Planning
    Reeves, Dory, Bonnie Parfitt, and Carol Archer. Gender and Urban Planning: Issues and Trends. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2012.

    The aim of this report is to raise awareness about the way the planning of urban settlements affects gender equality, and women’s empowerment. A secondary aim is to ensure that urban planners and those involved with planning understand that urban planning has a role to play in assisting women to...

  • Cities and flooding
    Jha, Abhas K., Robin Bloch, and Jessica Lamond. Cities and Flooding : A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2012.

    The guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide embodies the state-of-the...

  • Report on Urbanization
    Report of Steering Committee on Urbanization, Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017)., 2012.

    Urbanisation has shown significant positive linkages with economic growth. Urban India accounted for 62 to 63 percent of the country’s GDP in 2009–10. While the true scale of urbanisation is yet to unfold, Indian cities are struggling at the current levels. Quality of life in our cities is poor...

  • Gender Responsive Urban Planning and Design
    Gender Issue Guide: Urban Planning and Design. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2012.

    Urban planning is part of the larger context of urban governance and management. The local government must recognize the systemic impacts of discrimination. The examining of urban governance with gender and socio-economic dynamics of the city in mind is a critical starting point in the assurance...

  • Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums
    Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums: A Street - Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2012.

    This publication (in the form of a Strategy Paper) highlights the global problem of slums and advocates for using streets as tools for urban transformation. A street-led approach to citywide slum upgrading is promoted which advocates for a shift from piecemeal project based to programme scale...

  • TOD norms
    Transit Oriented Development, Policy, Norms, Guidelines. New Delhi, India: UTTIPEC, 2012.

    Transit Oriented Development is essentially any development, macro or micro, that is focused around a transit node, and facilitates complete ease of access to the transit facility, thereby inducing people to prefer to walk and use public transportation over personal modes of transport.

    ...

  • Transit casestudy
    MacCleery, Rachel, and Jonathan Tar. NoMa: The Neighborhood That Transit Built. Urban Land, 2012.

    THe NercHeoRHooD that has become NoMa (short for north of Massachusetts Avenue), now home to luxury apartments, high-end offices, and dozens of construction cranes raising new buildings, just ten years ago was marked by abandoned warehouses, windswept parking lots, vacant propefties, and a...

  • Small town development
    Small Town Development Approaches, The Global Urban Economic Dialogue Series (Series title). Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2012.

    This publication is a collection of case studies which demonstrate successful approaches to small town development. The cases were screened for evidence that either the development strategy was successful, in economic, social, civic and/or environmental terms or that the strategy represented...

  • Gender Responsive Planning
    Gender Responsive Urban Planning and Design., 2012.

    While many cities are hubs of economic growth, employment, and cultural life, urbanization has resulted in pronounced socioeconomic inequalities, exclusion, and segregation. The objective of this gender issue guide on urban planning and design is to:

    • Increase understanding of gender...

  • City of Kirkwood Strategic Plan
    City of Kirkwood Strategic Plan. Kirkwood: Kirkwood City Council, 2011.

    The City of Kirkwood exists for only one purpose and that is to serve the needs of its citizens. Having said this, the simplicity stops. Serving the needs of citizens requires the provision of services such as public works, police, fire, leisure opportunities, and the behind the scene support...

  • Emerging Pattern of Urbanisation in India
    Bhagat, R.B.. "Emerging Pattern of Urbanisation in India." Economic and Political Weekly 46, no. 34 (2011).

    According to the 2011 Census, urbanisation has increased faster than expected. This has reversed the declining trend in the growth rate of the urban population observed during the 1980s and 1990s. Also, for the first time since independence, the absolute increase in the urban population was...

  • City Development Strategy
    Frank, Daphne, Sara Hoeflich, Jean-Christophe Adrian, Cecilia Njenga, Soraya Smaoun, and Douglas McCallum. City Development Strategy: A Conceptual Framework In Cities Alliance Discussion Paper - No. 1. Washington, DC: The Cities Alliance, 2011.

    The Cities Alliance has long supported strategic planning activities to improve the efficiency and impact of urban development in support of city-based, consensus-building processes. These processes enable cities, local authorities and stakeholders to define a common vision for their city and...

  • HPEC Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services
    Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services., 2011.

    In the coming decades, the urban sector will play a critical role in the structural transformation of the Indian economy and in sustaining the high rates of economic growth. Ensuring high quality public services for all in the cities and towns of India is an end in itself, but it will also...

  • Tenure security and urban social protection in India
    Mahadevia, Darshini. Tenure security and urban social protection in India In CSP Research Report 05. Sussex, UK: Centre for Social Protection (CSP), Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 2011.

    Informal housing in fact presents complex land tenure system. This research categorizes different levels of tenure security and links them with social protection.

  • HPEC Report and Recommendations
    Ahluwalia, Dr. Isher Judg. HPEC Report and Recommendations., 2011.

    This presentation provides a summary of the Findings and Recommendations of the Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services which argues that the challenge of managing urbanisation will have to be addressed through a combination of increased investment, strengthening the framework for...

  • Indian Cities Managing Growth
    Johnson, Chris, Josep Roig, Mary Lewin, Chetan Vaidya, Usha Raghupathi, and Sunil Dubey. Indian Cities: Managing Urban Growth. Metropolis, 2011.

    India is in a major phase of urbanisa- tion. No matter which figures you select, the urban population growth projections are incredible. In a 2006 report, India’s Registrar General sug- gested a rise of 248 million people living in cities between 2001 and 2026. The 2010 McKinsey Global Institute...

  • NULM Mission Document
    National Urban Livelihoods Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2011.

    Urban poverty being multi-dimensional, various vulnerabilities faced by the poor in cities and towns: occupational, residential and social need to be addressed simultaneously in a comprehensive and integrated manner with a targeted focus on the vulnerable groups so that a definitive impact can...

  • IIHS booklet on Indian cities
    Urban India 2011: Evidence. Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS), 2011.

    The report Urban India 2011: Evidence provides a comprehensive overview of the state of India’s urban areas and settlements and the underlying trends. It features analyses of the following areas: urban dynamics, economic geography, migration, urban poverty and livelihoods, social safety...

  • Managing urban land guide
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    Managing urban land guide
    Urban Landmark Resources: Managaing Urban Land - A Guide for municipal practioners. Tshwane, South Africa: Urban LandMark, 2011.

    Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrate attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households...

  • Cities for women_Jagori
    O’Leary, Renagh, and Kalpana Viswanath. Building safe and inclusive cities for women: A practical guide. New Delhi, India: Jagori, 2011.

    This guide is a broad introduction to the process of creating safe cities for women and girls. It introduces the key concepts of safe cities work and offers practical tools for how to begin building a safer, more inclusive city. The information in this guide combines knowledge from scholarly...

  • Alexandria City Council - Strategic Plan
    Alexandria City Council - Strategic Plan. Alexandria City Council, 2010.

    In September 2009, the Alexandria City Council convened to discuss development of a new strategic plan for the City. The discussion, held among the seven Council members (including three newly elected members), began with a simple premise: assess the direction of the City and, where necessary,...

  • India's urban awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth
    . India's Urban Awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth. McKinsey & Company, 2010.

    India's urban awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth describes the findings of the research that McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) in collaboration with the India office of McKinsey & Company. The purpose of the research project was to understand how India's...

  • Indore A Place for People
    Rao, Prajna, and Matthew Bomberg. Building a Pedestrian City: Indore A Place for People., 2010.

    Recognizing that the streets of Indore were plagued by obstructions on pedestrian footpaths, instances of road space not being used as intended — problems which cause all road users to move less safely and efficiently, EMBARQ India produced the report "Indore: A Place for People"

    This...

  • Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas in Egypt1
    Abdelhalim, Khaled, and Mohammad Abou Samra. Participatory Upgrading of Informal Areas A Decision-makers’ Guide for Action. Cairo, Egypt: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, 2010.

    This publication outlines a model of participatory upgrading implemented in Egypt and how to apply that model. It represents the accumulated experience of the Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) since 1998.

    The book consists of two parts. The first...

  • Count me in
    Mundy, Paul, and Jean du Plessis. Count me in: Surveying for tenure security and Urban land management. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2010.

    Published in 2010, this publication by UN-HABITAT  is about participatory enumerations and the role they can play in urban upgrading, planning and development – and in improving land tenure security for the residents of informal settlements around the world.

    It looks at who undertakes...

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, employment and business competitiveness: The Experience of Barcelona
    Promoting entrepreneurship, employment and business competitiveness: The Experience of Barcelona In OECD Leed Programme. OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme, 2009.

    Since its creation in 1986 Barcelona Activa has been at the cutting edge of economic development delivery. Founded on an ethos of innovation and implementation the agency exemplifies a sense of what is possible under challenging circumstances. For over two decades it has responded to economic...

  • The Importance of Death and Life of Great American Cities
    Wendt, Matthias. The Importance of Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) by Jane Jacobs to the Profession of Urban Planning In New Visions for Public Affairs. Vol. 1. Newark, DE: School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy – University of Delaware, 2009.

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which will be hereafter referred to as Death and Life, was the first and most influential book by Jane Jacobs, a writer and city activist from New York City. The book was first published in 1961 and it frontally attacked the principles and objectives...

  • Gender Equality for Smarter Cities
    Wong, Emily. Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2009.

    Towns and cities are increasingly important places for tackling gender inequalities. This book highlights some of the key gender issues we face in the context of rapid urbanisation in the developing world. It also provides an overview of UN-HABITAT’s work in promoting gender equality in all its...

  • Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City
    Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City. Pune, Maharashtra, India: Pune Municipal Corporation, 2008.

    The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) has been formulated by the Ministry of Urban Development in 2006 to transform the current urban transport system into a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system across all urban areas in India. In order to ensure that the various urban...

  • Urbanisation and Migration
    Kundu, Amitabh. "Migration and Urbanisation in India in the Context of Poverty Alleviation." In International Conference and Workshop on Policy Perspectives on Growth, Economic Structures and Poverty Reduction., 2007.

    Migration and urbanization are direct manifestations of the process of economic development in space, particularly in the contemporary phase of globalization. Understanding the causes and consequences of the former in terms of the changes in the distribution of population and economic activities...

  • Guidelines
    International Guidelines on Decentralisation and the Strengthening of Local Authorities. Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2007.

    UN‑HABITAT commissioned a survey and presented a report in 2002 stressing the importance of effective decentralization for enhancing local governance in support of the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. The survey noted that a number of developed and developing countries were involved in...

  • City Development Strategies to Reduce Poverty
    City Development Strategies to Reduce Poverty. Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2004.

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) publication City Development Strategies to Reduce Poverty sets out the results of a technical assistance that developed and introduced the concepts and techniques for preparing City Development Strategies (CDS) and Cities Without Slums (CWS) programmes.

    It...

  • Child Friendly Cities
    Building Child Friendly Cities: A Framework for Action. Florence, Italy: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2004.

    This document provides a framework for defining and developing a Child Friendly City. It identifies the steps to build a local system of governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. The framework translates the process needed to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by...

  • Private Investment: Korea
    Park, Dr. Kyungchul. Private Investment in Infrastructure Provision In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Hajung Yoon. Vol. 9. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2003.

    A Private Financial Initiative (PFI) project is defined as a project which encourages the private sector to invest in developing/operating infrastructure (such as roads, harbors, railroads, schools and environmental facilities) or Social Overhead Capital (SOC) that are traditionally built and...

  • SENSEable
    SENSEable City Lab.

    Research at MIT aims to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges. From addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies, MIT’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the...