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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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Blockchain and Smart Cities
    FICCI, and PwC India. Blockchain: The next innovation to make our cities smarter. PwC India, 2018.

    To realize the objectives of SCM, cities are being planned in a way that fosters clean environment, nestles smart infrastructure and facilitates accessibility for the vulnerable groups. Additionally, adopting new technologies remain central to the implementation of this key initiative as it...

  • Vizag_ Smart City
    Inauguration of Smart City Operations Center – Phase 1. Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This presentation was presented by  Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Prades on the inauguration of Smart City Operations Center – Phase 1
     

  • consultative committe
    Presentation to the Consultative Committee (Urban Development). New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, 2018.

    This presentation presented on June 08, 2018 to the Consultative Committee  (Urban Development), gives overview of the Smart Cities Mission from inception till day. It discusses the selection process, the financial distribution, inplementation and the achievements so far in the course of the...

  • 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...

  • Smart Cities in South East Asia
    Smart Cities in Southeast Asia. McKinsey & Company, 2018.

    While good management is a critical element in a smart city, governments are not the only actors. Smart cities are not just top-down initiatives; they actively engage corporations and residents in making the overall ecosystem more efficient. In fact, many of the innovations that are changing the...

  • Urban Solutions
    Urban Solutions Issue 13: Innovation and Collaboration. Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, 2018.

    How can governments, corporations and communities harness the power of innovation to co-create solutions that address pressing urban issues?

    In conjunction with the 6th World Cities Summit taking place in Singapore from 8 to 12 July, Urban Solutions explores how innovation and...

  • Use of Technology
    Balakrishnan, Dr Vivian. Technology and the City: Foundation for a Smart Nation. Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, 2018.

    Lacking land and natural resources, the Singapore government has consistently turned to information and communications technologies (ICT) and innovation to transform Singapore into a highly liveable city. Starting with early computerisation efforts in the 1960s, the government launched a...

  • Advent of Smart Cities
    Shah, Jagan A.. The Advent of Smart Cities in India. Science and Technology Trends, 2018.

    The advent of smart cities in India marks the culmination of an extended process of reforms in the urban sector, which refers to the broader national approach to the system of urban settlements in the country as well as the interventions that have been undertaken to develop urban infrastructure...

  • Smart Cities
    Arora, Manish. ""Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul"." (2018).

    After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In...

  • Advissory
    Advisory No. 14, Appointment of full time CEO in SPVs of Smart Cities., 2018.

    Smart Cities Mission (SCM) guidelines states that Smart City Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Companies will be headed by a full-time CEO. Further, with regard to appointment of Key Managerial Persons (CEO, CS and CFO) as required under Companies Act, 2013 and the eligibility criteria selection of...

  • Cities and Urbanization
    Agile Cities Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. World Economic Forum, 2018.

    The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unpacks the concept of agility...

  • SCM Policy Brief
    Anand, Ashwathy, Ajai Sreevatsan, and Persis Taraporevala. An Overview of the Smart Cities Mission in India. Centre for Policy Research, 2018.

    The newly elected federal Government of India (GoI) launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in 2015 with the stated purpose of improving the governance and infrastructural defciencies that plague Indian cities. The Mission categorically states that there is no one defnition of a ‘smart city’ and...

  • Asean Smart Cities
    Ludher, Elyssa, Nisha Sharda, Ruhi Lal, Yuting Xu, Clarice Chow, Jarrell Ng, and Prema Somasundram. Asean Smart Cities Limited. Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, 2018.

    Cities are spaces of great opportunities and challenges. We constantly hear of strained infrastructure, pollution, and the need for quality and accessible services to meet diverse demands.

    All cities are still experimenting and learning, and there is much to gain from sharing best...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Rush for Smart Cities
    Rao, Shrikant. "Smart Cities: Tech De India." (2017).

    Global technology firms are betting big on India’s ambitious programme to construct evolved urban zones. Shrikant Rao
    examines the rush to cater to the Smart Cities construction challenge.
     

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
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    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.

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • Kakinada
    Implementation of Smart City Projects in Kakinada: National Workshop on Urban Transformation. Kakinada Smart City Corporation Limited, 2017.

    National Workshop on Urban Transformation was held in New Delhi to commemorate two years of launch of Smart Cities Mission.  the presentation gives an overview of  projects selected, implemented  and the progress made in the city under the Mission.

  • Smart Ideas
    Gorli, Ravi. World Laying Steps towards Smart Ideas. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, 2017.

    Smart is the popular word which has become a general taught in every human brain. The Acronym of the word Smart refers to Specific Measurement Achievable Relevant Time-Oriented. The world is moving towards future technologies by laying different steps to be smarter in the future generations. A...

  • Report
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    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...

  • 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.

  • 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
    • ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    Varanasi Annexure
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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pan City Projects
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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    ...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...