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Connected Lighting Smart Cities- Ensuring Sustainability besides Affordability

While the future of Smart Lighting lies in Connected Lighting, Vivek Jain, General Manager of Marketing- Public Urban, Smart Cities, South Asia, Signify brings in his perspective how lighting will be so much of a data-driven concept by the time it is 2030; meeting both sustainability target and cost-effective aspect.

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Bhubaneshwar leveraging Digital Platform to ensure Inclusive Sustainable Cities

The city ranked 13th in the Global Smart Cities envisaging unique parameters like child-friendliness and inclusiveness of all ULB’s in its territory. “The Bhubaneswar’s Smart City Proposal mainly revolves around people of Bhubaneswar and not just focuses on the physical (infra) development of the city. We believe this is a key differentiator from rest of the cities, that we keep people at the center of the development and build the projects that are most essential to the people”, says Vineel Krishna, CEO, Bhubaneshwar Smart Cities Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World.

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Walkability For Healthier City

The CO2 emission per capita in India is low compared to the world average. Transport sector is one of the major contributors to CO2 emission. In India the emission from transport sector is growing gradually and particularly impacting the Cities including having negative impact on health due to air pollution, congestion resulting in increased travel time of city dwellers, accidents, and impact on city’s economy. The GHG emission from transport can be reduced only by promoting sustainable urban transport.

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'Integrated Development' For Cities Makes Them Liveable and Smart

The Mission is proving to be a game-changer with regards to not only directly improving citizens’ life, but also contributing to transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. It is setting a template for future development, establishing new institutions, concepts and developing institutional and professional capacity to make Indian cities cater to citizens needs in the best possible way. In a tete-e-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld, Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Government of India, asserted how the smart cities mission is impacting citizens life directly, for the better. Excerpts below:

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Smart Water Meters --Way Forward to beat Water Scarcity Crisis

Water is one of the basic components that promotes life on Earth, yet a multitude of factors has created enormous stress on the availability of freshwater across the globe. This crisis has reached such dire levels that the World Economic Forum in its 2019 Global Risks Report, lists water scarcity among the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade.

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Smart Meter– Embracing the Smarter Change to Revolutionize The Indian Power Sector

Indian cities, which presently house 30 percent of country’s population, are expected to welcome around 300 million new urban residents, a size equivalent to the population of United States, by 2050. Taking into account the geographical terrain, rapid expansions and the economic growth; India, unlike the developed countries of the world, is one of the few countries which is a great Greenfield site for developing the futuristic smart cities. While Smart Grid will act as the backbone of the smart cities project, Smart Meters will be the building blocks for the same.

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Climate Change Risks and Cities: The Need for Climate Action Plans

Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.

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NBCC CMD Anoop Mittal Relinquishes Post After Government Denies Extension; Shiv Das Meena Takes Over

Sources said Anoop Mittal's term came to an end on March 31, 2019, and he was entitled for an extension till he attained superannuation age of 60 years in January 2020 but the government refused to extend his services.

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Policymakers Need To Be Tech-Literate

In the world of typical warfare of using cannons and guns, nuclear weapon changed the style of warfare and impacted the results to the greatest of extents.

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5 Applications Of Big Data In Smart Cities

With Big Data, existing fragmented and isolated data sets can be studied from an overarching perspective to provide effective solutions to common problems that affect rapidly growing cities today.

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