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Smart Cities Readiness Guide

The Smart Cities Council Readiness Guide is the first collaborative and comprehensive framework for a smart city, against which cities can assess their readiness to innovate – identifying a path, taking next steps and measuring their progress. The Guide is a conceptual roadmap to address growth strategies by focusing on universal principles that unite key areas such as energy,  transportation, water and public safety.

Through actionable recommendations, the Guide equips city leaders with objective, vendor-neutral guidance to make confident, informed decisions. It lays out simple and powerful technology “targets” for cities to achieve. A city can then use the roadmap and ideas developed from the Guide to shape its Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

The Readiness Guide was prepared with input from best-in-class companies across many industries. In addition, more than 50 of the world’s foremost independent experts on smart city development—from academia, research and advocacy—have reviewed and contributed to the Guide. A global knowledge base of practices and policies gives cities a mandate for action and a foundation for success. The Readiness Guide serves to focus and structure a city’s path to the 21st Century.

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Submitted by Edoardo Chiesa on
My best compliments for your guide. I'm starting to study the HORIZON 2020 programme in Europe to understand how to create and improve Smart Cities in Europe (both greenfield and brownfield) and I'm sure your guide will be very useful. Thank You very much, Edoardo Chiesa

Submitted by Guneet Singh on
We are in the process of implementing ICT network & add value to the smart city concept in one of the largest townships in india and look forward for valuable comments. Rgds, Guneet

Submitted by Erik Maguina on
Hello Guneet, My name is Erik Maguina and I am interested in learning more about your concept of townships. Pleas email me at i look forward ot hearing from you soon. Best Regards,

Submitted by Munir Mujawar on
It will be keen to contribute this initiative on technical grounds. et me have more details for basic technological needs & infrastructure of ICT you are looking for . Munir Mujawar

Submitted by PRAMOD GURJAR on
Hi Guneet, Greetings Good to know about your interest We are "TechRenait Solutions P Ltd ,PUNE based co. currently engaged in working a solution for Connected City. This will encompass all functionalities of the Township including Home and Building Automation,Utility And not to mention S M A C and IOT With Customer Focus Realtors and Home Owners , FMS Pl send me brief on the project you were mentioning Lets discuss how we can work it out together

Submitted by Ifrim Sandru on
Industrial Business Areas: Education & Knowledge, IT&C, (green, blue and white -IEEE) Energy, Holistic Health Care(integrated in Global Healthcare System) Special Cities with Special People, (... according the great trend) is a great business opportunity.

Submitted by Suren Goyal on
Hi Guneet , we are india's one of the biggest realestate company mainly in north india. we want to develop one project as smart city. please contact me for detailed discussions.thanks suren goyal - 9999998880

I am interested in smart cities being proposed in India. As a certified Energy Manager and Energy Auditor having experience in renewable energy projects, shifting into solar cities and smart cities is my next move.

Submitted by Saumya Jain on
I'm civil engineer and master of urban planning final year student i am eager to deliver my services for projects related to planning.

Submitted by Imtiaz Ahmed on
Dear All concerned, We are working on SMART CITY concept in Punjab Area of Pakistan near Lahore aand suggested similar ideas for piblic sector housing departments. What we lack is partnership with international technology vendors like Cisco. Aruba, Corning, ESRI, Juniper and Venture capital firms to have a model of smart city with long term investments in private-private partnership basis for developing ICT infrastructure for a smart city, Internet of Things, Fiber Optics GPON, Integrated security and Surveillance, smart grid and citizen e-services. Please connect me for further details. I share the URL here :, My contact details are : 00 92 3345167609 and email: and

Submitted by Deepak Andhale on
Dear All, I am doing my PhD coursework on Smart Cities. My aim is to prepare Best Practices for the same. Kindly suggest me your views on development of Smart City in Indian Context.

Submitted by Ashish Shah on
The Urban Ekistics Center of the All India Institute Of Local Self Government - AIILSG is creating a "Proof Of Concept" center for Smart City Technologies at their Mumbai HQ. Individuals,OEM's, System Integrators, Consultants and Corporates interested in collaborating with us to develop the same are invited to correspond.

Submitted by Raj Sandhu on
These are interesting comments and it shows the complications in how we need to phase a smart cities or communities project. We have been working on international projects based on experiences in the UK (Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol) and have been to India and China this year to discuss specific projects. This is a panel discussion that we were part of To implement these projects we use consultants and city planner that work with our consortium of hardware and software providers. We are able to bring data centres that can manage video, audio and big data. We then analyse this data as each city is different to then plan the next phase of the smart city. This means that the hardware is used in proportion of the requirement rather than having a one size fits all. Feel free to contact us on Yours Sincerely

Submitted by Sukhdev Virk on

Submitted by NareshKumar Bhatia on
Dear all concerned I an a civil engineer. Presently i am joint Advisor at Central Board of Irrigation and Power, (CBIP)/ Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. MAIN OBJECTIVES OF CBIP Dissemination of technical knowledge and information through various modes, e.g., publication of journals, manuals, technical reports, guidelines, organizing seminars and conferences I want to associate in preparation of base paper for Smart Cities in India & Need support to conduct a conference. We at CBIP have infrastructure for a conference

Submitted by Gaurav Gurjar on
hey all, I'm an Architectural Engineer, I have recently shifted my base to India after completing my education in Italy, as i was there pursuing my career there, i was abe to come across new techniques in planning and designing. And as a citizens responsibility i would like to put my knowledge to the best of the countries progress in such an initiative. Let me know how can i contribute. I'm based in New Delhi, India. Thanks.