Reconceptualising Smart Cities: A Reference Framework for India
September 02, 2015
The Government of India initiated the ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’ in 2014. This report is a step towards synthesising various aspects related to smart cities that have led to the formation of a proposed Reference Framework by CSTEP, for the Smart Cities Mission in India. The report is expected to guide policymakers and urban practitioners in making critical decisions, in an accountable manner and spirit, which will truly make Indian cities smart. The Smart City Reference Framework, which is the culmination of this report, includes major action stages in the Smart Cities Mission and identifies a set of reference guides to support the agencies responsible for carrying out the action stages. The processes of city selection and indicator designing for baselining have been explained within the Framework. The Framework aims to crystallise future pathways for smart cities development in India, by laying emphasis on the process of city development that leads to sustainable outcomes.