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Japanese Smart City Offers Residents Quake, Privacy Protection

Global spending on smart cities initiatives was estimated to hit nearly $124 billion last year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in a study released before worldwide lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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NIUA: Leveraging Urbanization Policies through Technology Data Solutions

The government recognizes that managing the process of urbanization is increasingly important for the ongoing urban transformation. In this regard, NIUA has been set up with a mission to develop new research and expertise for supporting innovations in the urban sector and their dissemination through action research and advocacy, capacity building. Elaborates Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World.

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800 CCTV Cameras to be installed on fast-track mode by Nashik Smart City Corporation

A slew of projects administered by Nashik Smart City Corporation is to be completed on fast track mode which includes the LED screens at Panchavati divisional office building at NMC which will be monitored by 35 operators, 20 operators will be working at the other center set up at the headquarters of the city police commissionerate.

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Connected buildings: The first step towards the future of smart cities

Smart Cities are set to gain further traction post the pandemic, with providers focusing on developing data-driven infrastructure to provide appropriate healthcare facilities and public security services.

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How COVID-19 Changed What People Think About Smart Communities?

It is easy to think, like many others, that a post-COVID smart community is one that has the latest gadgets like temperature sensors and atmospheric pollutant sensors. And while these are important and beneficial, they are still an extension of the old-fashioned, reactive approach.

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Adding Smartness to our Cities – Getting the Smart City Implementation Right

Of the world’s 7 billion population, about 4 billion live in cities. And the number is slated to increase rapidly in the coming years. Haas School of Business estimates that by 2025, around 600 largest cities in the world will account for more than 60% of global GDP. This means our cities will have to be not just sustainable but also secure and inclusive.

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How Tech-Enabled Smart Cities Are Helping Fight Covid19

Many cities have focused on leveraging technology as part of their smart city plans in the areas of citizen engagement, traffic management, safety & security, emergency response, health care management, etc.

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Bhagalpur: Improvising Smart City with Inclusive Citizen-Centricity

Bhagalpur is a centre of health services for various adjoining smaller cities and villages. The attendant of patients does not get facilities to stay at an affordable price. With our commitment to do the customer-centric project we are developing a 100 bedded night center for the attendant of the patient. Says Sunil Kumar, CEO, Bhagalpur Smart City Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Smart City Integrated Command and Control Centre(ICCC) acted as COVID 19 war-rooms: Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)

In a recent virtual conference organized by BW Businessworld, MoHUA Secretary, Durga Shankar Mishra asserted how Integrated Command and Control Centers(ICCC) as war rooms for COVID-19. Excerpts as under

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VSCL signs pact with IIT-BHU to expedite Smart City progress

In a bid to accelerate the progress of smart city projects under Varanasi Smart City Limited(VSCL), VSCL together with IIT-BHU signed pact and also inaugurated a virtual center Smart City Cell at the Institute.

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