For a smart industrial city to contribute to the growth of an economy, engaging with all the stakeholders is the key starting point. It requires administrators to think carefully about public-private partnerships, open data policies, citizen input and participation.
Following the opening of its new office in Mumbai, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), UAE is the preferred investment destination for over 13,000 flourishing businesses with nearly 3,000 Indian companies operating out of it. Talking to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saqr AL Qasimi, RAKEZ Chairman elaborated on India as an important market and zone’s support to Indian investors wishing to set up their business in UAE.
Urbanisation is at the core of any city's transformation and real-estate plays a crucial role in the infrastructure development. Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd, the real and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra Group is one of the leaders in this segment. Sangeeta Prasad, CEO, Mahindra Lifespaces talks to Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities about developing the cities with the ethos of ‘Livelihood, Living and Life’ and digital disruptions becoming the backbone of Smart Cities.