While in India, waste management is the most neglected area among civic services offered by ULBs, this town in Japan segregates waste into 34 categories. Read on…
Examples and case studies
The Thane Municipal Corporation has undertaken a host of initiatives across various sectors to improve the quality of life of residents.
Once called the dirtiest city in India, Surat achieved a remarkable transformation in less than two years after the plague of December 1994 owing to improved municipal management and strong leadership.
The Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area, or NAINA, was created after the Ministry of Environment and Forest lay down 53 conditions to be met before it granted clearances for the Navi Mumbai Airport. Among them was that Navi Mumbai’s development plan had to be revised to avoid haphazard growth around the airport. In January 2013, the Maharashtra government appointed the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) as the planner for NAINA. A swathe of towns and villages from districts far from Navi Mumbai found themselves bundled into a revised Navi Mumbai development plan under NAINA, which is envisioned as a smart city.
Singapore’s first 50 years were marked by tremendous success in shipping, oil refining, electronics and banking. But those industries are already showing their age, which, in turn, is causing Singapore to show its age. So the city state is digitally cloning itself to drive 50 more years of growth and perhaps help shape smart cities worldwide.
For years, cities have been finding that their investments in energy-efficient LED streetlights have been paying off. But now, some cities are getting the lights for just $1 each. Learn how.
One neighborhood has been vacant since the steel industry collapsed. Another is still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Others are doing well, but are acting now to create a sustainable future. Get inspired by transformations under way in five cities working with EcoDistricts.
A single app that shows all the transportation options in cities. Electric buses that run without wires. A power grid that helps heal itself, dramatically shortening outages. Check out these and other bright ideas that were highlighted at the Council's recent Smart Cities Now forum.
By plugging money leaks in water, electric and natural gas systems, Itron says cities may already have the funds they need to get started on smart cities projects. Click to see how these efforts are paying off big time for Charlotte, North Carolina.
A touch screen could soon replace actually touching trash at waste sorting facilities. Learn why the system Veolia is piloting in France is not only great news for workers; it could also make a huge difference for cities and the environment.