Cities have to get ready for changes
A smart city, by efficient utilisation of resources, will enable tangible solutions for creating quality housing for all
The smart cities concept may not be a novel one, but in the Indian context it is definitely an idea whose relevance couldn’t have been better timed. The government has provided the thrust to develop such cities, which needs to be now backed by a holistic concept. It aims to take into account not only the infrastructure development and associated real estate growth but the assimilation of technology to increase the efficiency of the public service systems as well. Three critical elements are essential to act as enablers for creation of smart cities. These are smart technology, smart users and smart governance.
Necessity for improved local governance