Key Messages

Problem highlights:
Lack of clarity on smart city concept in the Indian context
Increasing intra and inter-regional disparity despite increasing urbanisation
Urban development strategies not effectively integrated with overall national/ state development agenda
Proposed solutions:
Constitute smart city working group at state and city level including all stakeholder representatives
Select pilot cities to achieve spatial inclusiveness and create exemplars for best practices
Develop decision support system for identification of projects under smart city programme at city/region level

Building Smart Cities in India: An opportunity for strategising urban development