Demystifying the Indian Smart City – Introduction

The newly elected federal Government of India launched the Smart Cities Mission in 2015 with the stated purpose of improving the governance and infrastructural deficiencies that plague Indian cities. Missing, however, in the new programme was a cohesive understanding of a smart city. While the government documentation repeatedly implies infinite liberty for cities to self-define... Continue Reading →

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The wheels on the bus go austerity and austerity – transportation and the smart city.

The Prime Minister of India spoke effusively on public transportation at a mobility conference entitled ‘MOVE’ in the country’s capital last week. He declared that 'Common Public Transport must be the cornerstone of our mobility initiatives' as he linked mobility with economic growth, both in terms of transportation as a means to reach the market... Continue Reading →

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