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Smart Cities: hope glimmers amid roadblocks

Realising the need for physical, social and economic infrastructure to enhance livability, government introduced the ambitious Smart City Mission. The urban renewal and retrofitting program has a mission to develop 100 cities across India making them citizen-friendly and sustainable. The country hinges hope that the initiative would not just drive economic growth but also improve […]

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Functional, ecological designs will cater to growing population

The need to seek quality of life while selecting a new home still remains for a potential home-buyer. There is likely to be positive increase in exchange of finance and migration locally as well as internationally in the wake of cities becoming smart. The smart city concept will generate employment and education in huge numbers, […]

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Urban design enhances livability

Majorly cities around the world are coming up with innovative solutions to integrate urban land use, transport, energy and housing policies, for improving the lives of their citizens. To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, implementing sustainable development agenda is imperative. More inclusive and integrated pathways to city and urban planning […]

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Expertise, sufficient funds will bring plans to fruition

Construction activities in India, if are leveraged enough, would aid meeting the goal of building smart cities. While decisions are mostly taken by engineering lobbies, bureaucrats or politicians, there is a need to better involve professionals and narrow down the focus on addressing problems afflicting cities, according to Architect Surinder Bahga, Saakaar Foundation. What are […]

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Need for stronger infra, policies for faster implementation

The construction industry calls for embracing advanced techniques for building smart and sustainable infrastructure. Managing overall efficiency is becoming increasingly challenging given that systems, like energy, transportation, building management, waste management, among others, have been operated more or less independently, says Ar. S.K. Goel, Conarch Architects. What are the major challenges faced while developing smart […]

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Holistic approach to creating equitable, aesthetic environment

Cities need to connect more closely with the realms of ecology, technology, economics, management and humanities. According to Prof. Charanjit Singh Shah, Founding Principal, Creative Group, smart city is a city which uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to make its critical infrastructure as well as its components and public services provided, more interactive and […]

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Viability gap funding may ease projects

A lot of cities in India have fruitfully transformed into smart cities through the adoption of technology traversing areas such as transportation, energy, water management, healthcare amongst others. A smart city requires seamlessly interconnected systems that can be retrofitted over the existing infrastructure to build world-class smart cities in India. However, such systems need to […]

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Bent towards wireless lighting

Smart cities require data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, create economic development and enhance the quality of life. Syska believes in creating a sustainable environment and aim at providing eco-friendly solutions, supporting the government’s Smart City Mission by offering a range of smart products, according to Rajesh Uttamchandani, Director, Syska Group. What are […]

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