100 Smart cities in India

Facilitating implementation

With half the world’s population living in cities, increasing the strain on energy, transportation, water, building and public spaces, there is an increasing need for “smart” city solutions which are both efficient and sustainable on one hand and can generate economic prosperity and social wellbeing on the other. Various definitions have been put forth for smart cities. Some of them have been highlighted below.

“Smart Cities have been characterized and defined by a number of factors including sustainability, economic development and a high quality of life. These factors can be achieved through infrastructure (physical capital), human capital, social capital and/or Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructure” – European Commission

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