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Smart cities revolution to boost employment in India

Smart cities have emerged as a potential job creator in the past few months. Many new-age profiles are likely to witness potential growth especially in the areas of ICT (Information Communication Technology), Data Management & Analytics and e-Governance.

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How can smart cities become smart & healthy cities?

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas not just more efficient and secure, but also more healthy.

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Cities are becoming smart but what about financing?

China for example, where all urban land is owned by the local / city Government. Consequently, land monetization was one of the main sources of financing for Chinese cities during the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development phase of the eighties.

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"Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul."

After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In an exclusive interview with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Kumar talks about how the humble beginning has been made, the fundamental challenges and the role of technology in making the lives of citizens easy. Excerpts from the interview:-

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A Realistic Timeline of Developing a Smart City

A distributed approach, wherein each city department takes up a smaller or less complex initiative aligned with the Smart City Mission, has helped kick-start projects across different areas and has achieved some success

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Decentralization: An answer to Gurugram’s waste management woes

Greater efforts need to be channelized in the direction of crafting innovative communication campaigns educating the public about the benefits of a decentralized system which will go a long way in inducing a behavioral change among them and eliciting their cooperation for making Gurugram a clean and sustainable city.

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Patnaik Inaugurates Bhubaneswar Operations Centre, Biggest Amongst All Cities In India

Launches first of its kind centralized operations centre in Bhubaneswar with an investment of around Rs. 75 Crore, the biggest amongst all cities across India. Honeywell to provide and implement technology solutions to aid its smart city and surveillance goals.

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The Saga of our Inner Cities

The social and cultural homogeneity of inner cities is transforming with erstwhile traditional occupations and enterprises fast vanishing together with the displacement of communities practising those occupations.

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Urban Resilience – a collaborative approach

To build resilience in Indian cities, we must promote responsive governance, participatory management, evidence-based and integrated planning and convergence in implementation.

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Empowered committee to resolve homebuyers issues at the earliest: Hardeep Singh Puri

Puri said that the empowered committee had held its first meeting regarding the issues of home buyers in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas on June 25.

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