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The smart city move has put lesser known cities on the map

I think the initiative will continue to remain a success if its implementation continues in the right direction, which means basics like housing, sanitization and electrification have to be addressed, says Shaily Ganatra, Interior Designer & Founder, The Auura Interior Design Studio. Considering that it has been more than half a decade, how happy are […]

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A good spatial design should make its inhabitants feel good and inspired

In a conversation with Vikas Bhadra; Lucas Echeveste Lacy, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Natali Canas del Pozo, Founders of El Equipo Creativo Interior Design Studio in Barcelona say architecture and design have a lot to do with a space’s phenomenological qualities like experience, sensation and meaning.  A good spatial design should make its inhabitants feel good and […]

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SmartRoof 2.0 turns into an integral and functional part of the building

This greatly enhances the real-estate value, while simultaneously improving human health, biodiversity and reducing the building’s carbon footprint, says Joris Voeten, Sr. Engineer Urban Green Space, Urban Roofscapes. What is SmartRoof 2.0?  SmartRoof 2.0 was designed to reclaim empty urban rooftops for stormwater management in combination with plant growth in vegetated roof systems and in roof gardens. Rooftops can […]

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There is more to smart lighting than just illumination

Smart lighting can help you manage lighting diagnostics, lower costs, operate more efficiently and connect your lighting systems using standard networking and communications technologies, says Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India.  In the Smart City India initiative so far, what are some of the novel examples of smart lighting? The Indian government […]

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Smart lighting is the key enabler for a “vibrant and sustainable” city

It enables different lighting scenes by adjusting the light levels for individual street lights, says Prag Bhatnagar, Senior Vice President, Havells India. In the Smart City India initiative so far, what are some of the novel examples of smart lighting? Smart lighting is the key enabler for a “Vibrant and Sustainable” city. Smart lighting enables […]

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Double roofing systems can mitigate the urban heat island effect

Other methods to address the issue includes using reflective materials roofs as well as green roofs and roof ponding, says Sachin Rastogi, Founding Director and Principal, ZED Lab. When it comes to smart cities, what kind of roofing materials are apt to ensure maximum solar reflectivity? Materials with a high SRI (Solar Reflectivity Index) of […]

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Klaus is one of the first entrants in the mechanized parking industry

All the products that are delivered in the domestic market are manufactured in our factory and besides we are also exporting systems to North America, Europe and Asia, says Aditya Bhave, Director, Klaus Multiparking India. How can Klaus Multiparking solutions make parking spaces smarter especially in Indian Metros where space is a constraint? The big […]

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Smart MEP systems should be interactive, energy and water-efficient

They also have to be futuristic, scalable and environmentally friendly. For example, we select DG, chillers, facades, STPs, mass transport systems that fulfil these criteria, says Aniruddh Bapat, Head – MEP, L&T Realty. There is a consensus that smart cities require MEP systems which are incredibly sophisticated, can you tell us more? I would like […]

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The expansion of cities must accommodate more innovative, inclusive, and sustainable models

One of the basic requirements to sustain a smart city is housing, for which redevelopment of under-utilized urban areas needs to be seen with a fresher perspective as a model for New India, says Mitu Mathur, Director, GPM Architects and Planners. Considering that it has been more than half a decade, how happy are you […]

Drythane solutions drive energy efficiency and prolong building lifespan

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