Smart Cities: A Long Road Ahead For India

Just in terms of scale, there is no greater a managerial challenge in the world than the impending urbanization crisis that is about to hit India. A mammoth 600 million Indians are expected to live in cities by 2030, accounting for nearly 60 percent

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Breathing 'Soul' Into Smart Cities

In recent times, there's been an evident rise in the number of urban centres. Additionally, urbanization is also seen as a yardstick of development. At this juncture, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development has

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How Naidu Ensured That the Competition to Select Smart Cities Was Fair

A little less than a third of India’s population, now live in urban areas, overcrowded cities and towns with infrastructure bursting at the seams. This gargantuan problem will only worsen with little or no intervention. In this crisis, the Smar

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How world cities moving forward on climate change leave the US President behind

When US President Donald Trump announced that his country would be pulling out of the Paris agreement, the immediate reaction across the globe was one of despair, anger and helplessness.  The Paris agreement is widely seen

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Financing Indian cities

Indian cities are fund-starved and unprepared to handle the stresses of rapid urbanisation in the country. Urban local bodies and municipal corporations, particularly in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, do not have the necessary autonomy or capacity to rais

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