Smart Cities Council India portal launched

Tue, 2015-10-06 11:41 -- SCC India Staff

A new resource, the website of Smart Cities Council India, was launched on 3 September, 2015, at a regional workshop being conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development for capacity building amid Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of over 40 cities belonging to Northern states of India in New Delhi.

Smart Cities Council India LogoThe website launch was announced by Founder & Director, Pratap Padode, during his presentation alongside multilateral agencies like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, The Department for International Development and others.

Dr Sameer Sharma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and 'Smart Cities' mission director was presiding over the workshop.

'This website will fulfil the need for knowledge on smart cities for ULBs, smart cities practitioners, solution providers, urban planners, consultants, architects, builders and so on. It offers a wide range of successful case studies from India which can be emulated,' stated Pratap Padode after his presentation.

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Our Mission

"The first mission for Smart Cities Council India is to launch the Smart Cities Readiness Guide for India to enable city leaders and urban planners to understand the comprehensive framework of a smart city."

Our Vision

We envision a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. We promote cities that embody our three core values:

  • Livability: Cities that provide clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion. With a digital infrastructure that makes city services instantly and conveniently available anytime, anywhere.

  • Workability: Cities that provide the enabling infrastructure -- energy, connectivity, computing, essential services -- to compete globally for high-quality jobs.
  • Sustainability: Cities that provide services without stealing from future generations.

About Smart Cities Council India

As India gears up to build 100 smart cities and take a giant stride in the infrastructure development of the country. Smart Cities Council India aims to participate in this development process by providing all stakeholders the relevant information about the Smart Cities development in India. The aim of the India Chapter is to provide latest update about what is happening on the smart cities development front, gather and disseminate resources, collate industry data and showcase achievements in this segment.

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