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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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“Resilience is the ability of any city to cope with any disaster or stress that may come its way.”, Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC

Resilient cities are the cities of today, tomorrow and future, but, the meaning of resilience is what needs to be understood in a whole new paradigm given the complexities surrounding the Indian cities. Talking about the recently announced initiative of 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) by Rockfeller Foundation in collaboration with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100RC talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about what the term resilience truly constitutes and the need to convene a broad base of all stakeholders in building strong partnerships with an intent of driving the urban resilience agenda at the national and state level.

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Partnering for Smart Future

Headed for smart city mission, the public-private partnership (PPP) is critical among the possible business models. A successful PPP model needs a close coordination between state Governments, civic bodies and the private players.

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“Democratizing the entire data and making it visible to the public has empowered us.”

A charismatic leader and a youth icon for many, Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh has taken the state on an unprecedented developmental path. Taking to Chahat Jain and Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, the minister talks about leveraging technology and supporting young entrepreneurs as a key to push the Government’s development agenda and guarantee a quality life to the rural population.

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Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh in Smart City era

In an era of chaotic urbanisation in the country driven by ‘impatient capital’, Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh is planned to a rational grid yet human scale. The ‘City Beautiful’ promises to be both ‘Green and Smart’.

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