The ‘Smart Cities Guide for Built Environment Consultants’ is an important resource for built environment consultants of all disciplines, providing support in helping you work with clients committed to advancing smart cities.
The purpose of this guidance note is to provide an overview of the ecosystem of smart cities standards available globally, the benefits of their use and a structured list of some key standards and frameworks.
The summit was inaugurated by Chief Guest P.P Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. He emphasised on the government’s Digital India initiatives.
Pune being selected in smart cities mission competition, would like to undertake smart city initiatives to make Pune a better place by increasing safety, livability of the people in the city and to effectively provide the delivery of few urban services.
Essel Group's objective is to build integrated utilities that are inclusive, towards developing state-of-the-art infrastructural solutions that are innovative, sustainable, as well as eco-friendly.
Smart cities promise to provide a quality of life that can support future generations sustainably, says Cushman & Wakefield report.
Urbanization Challenge: Cities are engines of growth for the economy of every nation, including India. Nearly 31% of India’s current population lives in urban areas and contributes 63% of India’s GDP (Census 2011). With increasing urbanization, urban areas are expected to house 40% of India’s population and contribute 75% of India’s GDP by 2030. This requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. All are important in improving the quality of life and attracting people and investments to the City, setting in motion a virtuous cycle of growth and development. Development of Smart Cities is a step in that direction.
Challenges with the Indian Urbanization Scenario - Urbanization in India is rapid and propels social and environmental challenges. Cities are characterized by strained infrastructure which manifests itself in terms of power cuts and water shortages, high cost of living, and unaffordable real estate resulting in urban sprawl and slums, high volume of traffic resulting in pollution and delays.