Aus­tralia shares best ur­ban prac­tices for the de­vel­op­ment of smarter, sus­tain­able, and ef­fi­cient cities in In­dia


The Aus­tralian Trade and In­vest­ment Com­mis­sion – Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment jointly with the Smart Cities Re­search Clus­ter, Univer­sity of New South Wales (UNSW), Aus­tralia In­dia Coun­cil, and NITI Aayog or­gan­ised a work­shop on “Smart Cities and In­formed Ur­ban­i­sa­tion” in New Delhi re­cently. It was in­au­gu­rated by Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Union Min­is­ter for Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. The work­shop was aimed at cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing, tech­nol­ogy trans­fer and trade and a knowl­edge ex­change net­work be­tween Aus­tralian and In­dian cities.

The work­shop pro­vided a plat­form for shar­ing of ideas and projects deal­ing with dig­i­tal ur­ban re­newal in Aus­tralian and In­dian cities. It es­tab­lished durable knowl­edge – ex­change and co-op­er­a­tion net­works be­tween or­gan­i­sa­tions in Aus­tralia and In­dia in the smart cities and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment sec­tor. It de­vel­oped new col­lab­o­ra­tions fo­cused on ad­dress­ing the emerg­ing chal­lenges of ur­ban trans­for­ma­tion in In­dian and Aus­tralian cities.

It brought to­gether smart city de­ci­sion mak­ers, ur­ban­ists, and dig­i­tal ex­perts from Aus­tralia and In­dia to en­gage in con­ver­sa­tion re­gard­ing ur­ban trans­for­ma­tion ex­pe­ri­ences in Aus­tralia and In­dia. Key par­tic­i­pants were Dr Arvind Pana­griya, Vice Chair­man, NITI Aayog; Dr Bibek De­broy, Mem­ber, NITI Aayog; Mr Amitabh Kant, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, NITI Aayog; Mr Yadu­ven­dra Mathur, Ad­di­tional Sec­re­tary, NITI Aayog; Mr Ra­jiv Gauba, Sec­re­tary, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment; Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­taries from the States and Joint Sec­re­taries from the Cen­tral Min­istries; Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion­ers; Heads of City De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity and Man­ag­ing Directors of Ban­ga­lore & Hy­der­abad Metro Rail Ltd.

The work­shop in New Delhi was the fi­nal in the se­ries, fol­lowed by work­shops held in Syd­ney and Chen­nai. A 6-mem­ber In­dian delegation from NITI Aayog, CEPT Univer­sity, Farid­abad Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity, Na­tional Institute of Ur­ban Af­fairs and Tamil Nadu Ur­ban Fi­nance & In­fras­truc­ture De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, at­tended a work­shop in Syd­ney in April 2017. The delegation also par­tic­i­pated in a study tour of the key gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and tech­nol­ogy busi­ness in Aus­tralia to un­der­stand Aus­tralian Smart City best prac­tice ap­proaches.

Aus­tralian Smart In­fras­truc­ture Ca­pa­bil­ity Ur­ban

Aus­tralia is recog­nised as one of the most ur­banised coun­tries in the world with two thirds of the pop­u­la­tion liv­ing

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