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Opinion

Driven by Integration

Smart City leaders will need to identify every single rupee available in central and state government schemes to optimise funding and combine solutions that can help deliver the best results

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Windows to the World

Being bustling cosmopolitan hubs of trade and cultural activity, ports have long been drivers of economic growth. The Smart Cities Mission offers new hope to these urban centres

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Don’t Drink The Water!

Before our cities gear up to become ‘smart’, I would like them to give back my right to take a sip straight out of the tap without fear

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My Take: Policing and private security agencies

Security agency employees will have to have better education and far better training before they can act as adjuncts of the police and intelligence apparatus

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Smart Cities: Centre passes the baton to states

Imagine a relay race that is also a marathon. That’s how it is going to be with Smart Cities, it seems. With the launch of the Smart Cities and AMRUT missions, the onus is firmly on the states now to make a dash for the finish line

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The Internet of Things and Smart Cities

IoT can be a powerful tool to help reduce physical monitoring in areas like traffic management, remote health services, building automation, security provision and asset tracking

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Bhendi Bazaar: Systematic urban development is need of the hour

Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar is being transformed via a cluster redevelopment scheme and the showcase project has the potential to become a template for urban rejuvenation across India

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The Path to Light: A case for LEDs

LEDs offer significant advantages over other lighting technologies like CFLs and ICLs, last longer, are safer to dispose of and generate huge savings in the long term

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