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“Authenticity is very important when we build our future cities.”

Urbanization is both a challenge and solution but, if ensured carefully, it can be the ultimate panacea to boost a nation’s economic growth and addressing the challenges peculiar to cities at the same time. AECOM is one such global network of experts working to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. In a tête-à-tête with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Sean Chiao President, Asia Pacific, AECOM talks about its programme “Imagine Delhi- Towards a clear sky’ in association with Asia Society India Center as well as the challenges and solutions peculiar to world cities today. Edited Excerpts:

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BILBAO EFFECT: IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSFER TO INDIAN CITIES?

Based on the data we have had access to, with the expected migration to urban areas in the next 25 years, a city of one million people should be built each month in India.

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“ICT and geospatial make urban sub-systems more intelligent and inter-connected”

Founded in the year 1991, Cyient is a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to global industry leaders. The company believes strongly in streamlining its efficiency with seamless operations that encourage innovation and excellence in execution. In a candid interview with Manali of BW SmartCities, John Renard, President-Utilities & Geospatial BU, Cyient talks about the role of technologies like Geospatial mapping and IoT coupled with visualisation and analytics upping the smartness quotient of cities and his vision for India’s Smart City Mission.

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China's largest airport to boost capacity with SITA Self-Service Tech

Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) chooses SITA kiosks for Air China passengers

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'A City Can Be Called Smart Only If It Is Also Sustainable'

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is a nodal agency of US government that provides funding to partnering countries in the areas of infrastructural development. The agency had been very active in the field of aviation and energy and has also extended their support to the ambitious Smart Cities Mission Project, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. Mehnaz Ansari, Country representative, South Asia, USTDA, talks to Chahat Jain of BW SmartCities about the progress of smart city project in these cities and about the future focus areas of the agency in India. Edited excerpts.

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China To Run World's Fastest Bullet Train From Sep 21

China will run the world's fastest bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance in just 4.5 hours from September 21

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India Elected President Of UN-Habitat

On behalf of India, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the deliberations of the 58-member Governing Council (GC) of the UN-Habitat for the next two years.

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UK plans delegations to India ahead of PM May's visit

The UK will send two major delegations to India this week to strengthen business links ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit next month.

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China begins 5G telecom trial runs to get head start

China, the largest telecom market in the world in terms of subscribers, has started conducting trials for 5G telecommunications equipment in about 100 cities, as it aims to get a head start in the race to lead the next generation of cellular phone systems.

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'Several countries keen to participate in Smart City project'

Minister of State for Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh said other countries that have evinced interest to participate in the project include China, Singapore and South Korea

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