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Bamboo can be a game-changer if used as a bulk material in housing for all: Suresh Prabhu

In the run-up to the 11th GRIHA Summit, a bamboo cottage titled Venu Kutir will be on display at the India Habitat Centre till December 22.

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Himachal banking on Strategic Progress for Sustainable Growth

HP recently conducted its first ever Global Investors Meet in Dharamshala on 7-8th November, 2019 wherein one of the focus areas was urban development. The policy landscape has been amended in order to facilitate private players to attract investment in Urban areas in fields like Housing, new township, SWM and urban transportation. Realistically speaking, in the coming decade HP would witness most planned urban development in the country based on principles of sustainability and ecological sensitivity. Virendra Sharma, Joint Secretary, Urban Development, Government of Himachal Pradesh explains why rapid and imbalanced urbanization may prove chancy for the ecology and sustainability of the region, in a tete-a-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts Below:

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Enhancing Smart Living leveraging IoT

‘IoT plays an important role in controlling our existing electrical components and electronics in an intelligent manner. An IoT enabled AC can maintain an optimum temperature by turning itself on or off to save immense energy”, assures Dhaval Doshi, Founder & Director, SmartHome NX. Excerpts below:

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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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“Nestlé India shares the ambition that no plastic waste should end up discarded in the environment.”

Climate change is a big concern of 21st century and citizens, businesses as well as governments alike have begun to understand their responsibility towards mother earth. FMCG firm Nestlé India pledges its commitment towards environmentally sustainable business practices through all stages of production. In an exclusive interview with Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities, Sanjay Kajuria, Senior Vice-President- Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India talks about the company’s allegiance towards finding improved solutions to reduce, recycle and recover that paves the way to a healthier environment. Edited excerpts:

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Women Friendly Cities is crucial to India’s Success

Rethinking our cities to be gender sensitive is an extension to being an inclusive city that offers equal opportunities to all its citizens. A city that is good for children, elderly and woman is a great city for all.

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Smart industrial cities: A panacea to boost economic growth

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.

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Fueling a more sustainable future through WaterTech vending machines

Large-scale IoT-based water purification systems along with sustainable technologies have lately offered a ray of hope in the fight against the imminent water crisis. They are providing people an uninterrupted supply of potable drinking water through energy-efficient systems.

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Sustainable Buildings – The Way Forward

Ecologically safe structure is not a luxury item but an urgent and immediate need in the realty landscape, this is only possible through education, policy level changes, working in unison but most importantly developing a sense of urgency to environmental conservation.

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Uniper partners with Publicis.Sapient to accelerate digital transformation

Launch of Enerlytics portal spearheads company’s innovation drive for energy sector

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