Examples and case studies

NAINA – The Rs 2,10,000 cr city

Tue, 2015-09-01 01:08 -- SCC India Staff

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 at 50: City grows up, reinvents itself

Wed, 2015-08-05 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

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.

5 inspiring communities that are reinventing themselves sustainably

Fri, 2015-05-01 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

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.

New technologies help smart cities (and travelers) find their way

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

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.