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Opinion

Smart city is about providing last mile connectivity

Providing easy transport options is not sufficient to solve the issue of mobility in a smart city. Smart mobility should ensure better last mile connectivity, smart mobility solutions with an optimal work and life balance and eco-friendly transport system.

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Role of Smart Grids In Smart Cities

The smart city is all about how the city “organism” works together as an integrated whole and survives when put under extreme conditions

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What Budget 2017-18 offers for Affordable Housing

The Budget missed out on giving any additional income tax incentives to first-time home buyers or providing higher tax savings on housing loans and house insurance premiums. Nor did it raise house rent deduction limits.

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Budget for creation of sustainable cities

The newly incorporated city SPVs would need to leverage Central and State government funds including equity to access funds from the external sources with sustainable development agenda.

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Learnings from Development of South Korean City of Songdo

Can smart city leaders and partners understand and marshal their experiences so they themselves, as well as other aspiring smart cities, can learn from both mistakes as well as from global good practices?

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Smart Approach For Financing Smart Cities

Every aspect of smart city programme is now shared in all parts of the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari- literally. But the dream needs to be matched with adequate financial resources too. Municipalities need to make a thorough analysis of the costs and benefits of the development projects and d

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Smart Cities: How India can Show the Way

A smart city is a city where its residents can live well; safe, healthy in a clean environment, and within reach of necessities such as transportation, hospitals and schools. Some cities listed as smart cities have sister cities in the developed states that have promised to help them become smart ci

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Smart Cities: From Drawing Board To Ground Zero

The countries that have signed up to keep global warming limited to less than 2°C’ will have to keep real estate and building energy consumption central among the measures that they will need to institute to support this commitment

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Nailing Jelly to a Wall

In a connected world that constantly prompts us for more information, ostensibly to demystify our own lives, privacy is fast-becoming a confused state of mind

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Smart Cities and Analytics

Pradeep Pendse on the various layers of using data to make cities more responsive to their citizens’ needs

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