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  • COVID-19 : The End of Global Sustainable Cities?

    The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe in a wide range of countries and very different environments. The pandemic has already affected countries in every region, making this a truly global situation where every country must take steps to prepare and respond. Cities also play a...

  • Smart Mobility
    Smart Mobility. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This Brochure gives a brief account of the smart initiatives that the city of Pune is undertaking under the Smart Cities Mission under transport sector. Some of thenm include introduction of Smart Cards, promotion to electric vehicles, Command and control centre for transport management.

  • Pune SCM
    Smart Cities Mission: Pune, Projects For Launch. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure is gives an overvies of the projects planned under Smart Cities Mission in Pune.

  • mobility
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Moving Forward Together., 2018.

    Growth in vehicle ownership and demand for transportation is also leading to higher congestion in urban centers. The cost of congestion is estimated to be Rs. 1.47 lakh crore annually in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore8, and vehicular emissions rates are increasing9 , with negative...

  • Mobility Data
    Data Driven Mobility In Improving Passenger Transportation Through Data. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    Mobility is a key economic driver: moving people and goods is at the core of a well-functioning and prosperous society. Increasing the efficiency and quality of a country’s mobility system helps support a stronger economy and a higher standard of living for its citizens. Data is an essential...

  • EV report
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Zero emission vehicles (ZEVS): Towards a Policy Framework., 2018.

    Historically, mobility and fossil fuels have been inextricably linked with electric vehicles being successful only in a few niche markets. However, over the last decade, a collection of circumstances have conspired to create an opening for electric mobility to enter the mass market.


  • Urban Mobility
    Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles Lessons from the City of Boston. World Economic Forum, 2018.

    Autonomous vehicles will radically transform how people and goods are transported around cities. What steps do government leaders need to take to ensure the future of mobility remains safe, clean and accessible for all people?

    This report, co-published by the World Economic Forum and The...

  • World Economic Forum
    Electric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and Mobility. World Economic Forum, 2018.

    This report examines the major trends affecting the transformation of energy and mobility systems, with a special focus on cities. Topics addressed include: electrification, decentralization and digitalization of the energy system, along with the shift towards electric, shared and autonomous...

  • Bhubaneswar E-Mobility Plan
    Bhubaneswar E-Mobility Plan: EoI submitted by Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services for Availing Grant under FAME. Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Limited, 2017.

    This proposal was submitted in response to the EoI issued by Department of Heavy Industry on 31st October 2017. 

    Bhubaneswar, through strategic investments in public transit infrastructure and last mile connectivity modes, aims to induce a shift by 20% travel to public transport by 2021....

  • ATSCS Bhubaneswar
    Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System - Bhubaneswar In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    To enhance the efficiency of the signalized intersections the city has proposed to have a coordinated traffic signal control system. This necessitates installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System at signalized intersections in the city. In light of the above Bhubaneswar, has recently...

  • Smart Solutions - Coimbatore
    Smart Solutions - Coimbatore In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    With the aim of effective implementation of the initiatives, Coimbatore has decided to adopted ICT/ technology based Smart Solutions for many of its initiatives. Towards this, an inventory of Smart Solutions and technology options was prepared keeping in mind the major interventions/ priorities...

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned
    Intelligent Transportation Systems Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2017.

    Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) provide a proven set of strategies for advancing transportation safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability by integrating communication and information technology applications into the management and operation of the transportation system across...

  • Advisory No 7 ICT in Smart Infrastructure
    Advisory No. 7: Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Development of Smart Infrastructure. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Based on the advice of Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Ministry of Urban Development under the Smart Cities Mission has issued the following advisory for consiering while planning and creating Smart Infrastructure.

  • 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...

  • Advisory No. 9: Standards and Specifications of National Common Mobility Card. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The National Urban Transport Policy under the Ministry of Urban Development envisages a single fare media over all systems of public transport for Interoperable Fare Management System (IFMS). This single fare media will bring a seamless travel connectivity across different modes of transport and...

  • Innovation for Smart Solutions
    Promoting Innovative Smart Solutions Under Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and Swachh Bharat Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) of the Government of India, promotes cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions. Such Smart Solutions include ICT interventions for e-governance...

  • Niti aayog transport mobility
    India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions For All. New Delhi: NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    With rapidly evolving technologies and business models, there is need to adopt new and fundamentally different pathways to provide clean, cost-effective, and efficient mobility services that are safe, create new jobs, reduce dependence on oil imports, and achieve more efficient land-use in...

  • Intelligent Transit Management System (ITMS) – Surat
    Intelligent Transit Management System (ITMS) – Surat In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Surat is implementing a city wide integrated system – “Intelligent Transit Management System” (ITMS), to manage diverse set of transportation needs for the city – this includes: (a) public transport and (b) vehicles related to civic services like Solid Waste Management, Drainage, Heavy...

  • 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,...

  • Report
    NITI Aayog, and Rocky Mountain Institute. India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2017.

    In February 2017, NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) convened a two-day charrette titled “Transformative Mobility Solutions for India.” The charrette brought together 75 leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to collaboratively identify actionable and specific...

  • India Energy Storage
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. India's Energy Storage Mission: A Make-in-India Opportunity for Globally Competitive Battery Manufacturing. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    Analysis by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) indicates that domestic battery manufacturing to supply the transition to EVs is an important market opportunity for the Indian economy. It would bring economic and social benefits from reduced oil imports, improved public health, and...

  • Jabalpur Smart Road Proposal
    Smart Roads - Jabalpur. Jabalpur Smart City Limited, 2016.

    Designed according to Tender S.U.R.E., the proposal is for a total length of 38.61 KMs of Roads of Grade I, II and III in Jabalpur.

  • J Card
    J Card: An RFID Based Multi-Purpose Mobility Card for the City of Jabalpur.., 2016.

    J Card is an RFID based multi-purpose Mobility Card for the city of Jabalpur. It can be used in the following ways:

    1. Automatic Fare Collection in Public Transportation
    2. Entries in Gardens and Parks
    3. To pay Municipal Taxes
    4. Paying for Parking Lots
    5. ...

  • Smart Roads
    Smart Roads: Guideline No. 6.2., 2016.

    Guideline No. 6.2 provides for some essential features to be present in Area-Based Developments (ABD) in all Smart Cities. Visible improvement in the ABD is one essential feature (e.g. replacing overhead wires). Some other features are -pedestrian friendly pathways, encouragement to non-...

  • Urban Mobility: Strategies for Liveable Cities
    Urban Mobility: Strategies for Liveable Cities. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Division for Water; Urban Development; Mobility, 2016.

    Within the HABITAT process the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is increasing its engagement in urban mobility.

    This new publication contains touches upon a multitude of important aspects on mobility planning such as:

    • Promoting the A(void...

  • E mobility
    World Energy Perspectives, 2016., 2016.

    The World Energy Perspectives on E-Mobility is part of a series of reports based on expert insights from our network of energy leaders and practitioners. This series provides a bottom-up assessment of the key issues and technologies in the transport sector.

    There are a variety of clean...

  • About the course
    E-learning: Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), 2016.

    About this course: The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries.

    It allows an analysis of...

  • 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...

  • Mobility in Cities
    All change, please: How shifting passenger behavior can improve mobility in cities. EYGM Limited (Ernst and Young), 2016.

    Behavior is critical to mobility. New policies need to capture citizens’ changing transit behavior and social norms. For example, people expect technology to help give them more convenient and cheaper ways to get around their city. The proliferation of smartphones is an example of a key...

  • Walkable Cities Seoul and Singapore
    Walkable and Bikeable Cities: Lessons from Seoul and Singapore., 2016.

    This is the first joint research publication between the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Seoul Institute. The publication offers insights into Seoul and Singapore’s unique experiences in the common journey towards more walkable and bikeable cities. Selected case studies, as well as the...

  • Urban mobility
    Hee, Dr Limin, and Scott Dunn. Creating Liveable Cities Through Car-Lite Urban Mobility., 2016.

    Singapore’s approach to urban mobility has been widely regarded as a policy success story. From curbing private car ownership to improving public transportation services, the government has continually sought to balance the mobility needs of the people with economic growth and a sustainable...

  • Innovative Public Transport
    Adapt Technologies & Consultancy Services India Pvt. Ltd. Innovative Public Transport Information Systems. New Delhi, India: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, 2016.

    The mode share of buses in Indian cities has been declining over the years. A reason for this is that passengers do not have enough information on bus operations such bus routes, stops and the expected arrival time. This makes the system unreliable forcing passengers to use private modes of...

  • Inter Traffic world
    Ybarra, Nicole. Strategic Renovation. IPS Group, Inc, 2016.

    A parking system retrofit in Salt Lake City has improved system reliability and enhanced customer convenience.

  • State case studies
    State Forward - Best Practices from Our States. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    The compilation of this compendium reflects a bottoms-up approach, where States’ representatives were contacted to identify best practices of the model project examples within the States. Each contact person responsible for the implementation of the project has been identified in the NITI Aayog...

  • Circular Economy in India
    Circular Economy in India: Rethinking growth for long-term prosperity. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016.

    Circular Economy in India: Rethinking growth for long-term prosperity shows that a circular economy path to development could bring India annual benefits of ₹40 lakh crore (US$ 624 billion) in 2050 compared with the current...

  • New Urban Mobility
    Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin., 2015.

    The report ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ provides insight into how urban transport policy can better leverage new and emerging mobility choices in cities. Drawing on the LSE Cities/InnoZ household survey of 1,000 residents each in Berlin and London, it investigates...

  • CLC urban solutions 6
    Active Mobility In Urban Solutions, Issue 6. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2015.

    Our cities are progressing away from automobile-centred transport systems and towards greener, more active modes of transportation such as walking and cycling. Coined “Active Mobility” by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), this forms the special focus of this issue’s URBAN SOLUTIONS.


  • ICT in Urban Services
    ICT in Urban Services In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Technological advancements have changed the way we think of urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in urban and spatial planning has...

  • Readiness report Smart City Council
    Smart Cities Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    This document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that...

  • Safer communities_Verizon
    Building Smarter and Safer Communities. Verizon Enterprise, 2015.

    The safety of both officers and citizens depends on real-time situational awareness and immediate contact with colleagues and support personnel. Learn in this case study linked below how Council Lead Partner Verizon worked with...

  • ICT and Mobility
    Connecting Cities: Mobility -- Unlocking Potential in Emerging Markets. MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships, 2015.

    Connecting cities: Emerging markets report from Council Lead Partner MasterCard was developed to kickstart a dialogue about taking collaboration and new partnerships in urban mobility and development to the next level and to ensure...

  • Urban mobility
    Intelligent Connectivity for Seamless Urban Mobility. San Francisco: Qualcomm Wireless Reach, 2015.

    This white paper from Arup, in collaboration with Council Lead Partner Qualcomm, examines intelligent connectivity as it applies to urban mobility: how people and things move through cities.  As the authors state, enabling effective...

  • Urban Solutions 5 CLC
    World Cities Summit 2014 In Urban Solutions, Issue 5. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2014.

    Oxfam recently reported that 85 individuals control as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people. These startling figures come in the wake of rising inequalities of wealth and income in both developed and developing countries.

    Inequality is a hot...

  • Mobility Plan
    Preparing a Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP)—A Toolkit. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2014.

    The revised toolkit for the preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) for a city. The toolkit has been prepared jointly by the Institute of Urban Transport (IUT) India, a team of researchers and consultants from premier institutions in India, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP...

  • 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,...

    National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. New Delhi, India: Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, 2012.

    The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is one of the most important and ambitious initiatives undertaken by the Government of India that has the potential to bring about a transformational paradigm shift in the automotive and transportation industry in the country. This is a...

  • Standards for mobility cards
    National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) Minimum Standards & Specification Document for Card and Devices. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2012.

    This specification and standards document has been prepared by UTIITSL, its Consortium Partners after multiple discussions with industry experts, technology providers and partners and stakeholders. It has been written to be compatible with the requirements of National and International Standards...

  • TERI NAsscom Energy ICT
    Sustainable Tomorrow: Harnessing ICT PotentialRapid., 2011.

    TERI and Nasscom worked jointly to develop this Whitepaper with recommendations put forth by over 70 industry members and government stakeholders. The initiative seeks to promote the role of ICT in enabling Indi's actions on Climate Change ans sustainable Development.

    The TERI-NASSCOM led...