Smart Cities: International Funding towards Growth & Development

Part 5 of the article series details how international funding is aiding the growth and development of Smart Cities in India The Indian government requires funds to develop Smart cities. Instead of burdening tax payers, the key to increase national treasury is to encourage existing global tie-ups & form new associations. The Union government has […]

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Smart Cities: Government initiatives and funding

4th article in the series focuses on Government initiatives and funding of Smart Cities in India The objective of the smart city mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, decent quality of life, clean & sustainable environment and include application of ‘smart solutions’. Government has come up with various initiatives to support the […]

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Smart Cities- Strategies adopted by the Smart Cities’ Mission

3rd article in the series features various strategies adopted by the Smart Cities’ Mission to improve, revive, extend & create a smarter India Technology with democratic governance has paved a way for economic growth in India. The Smart Cities Initiative aims to rejuvenate the identity/ character of many existing Tier 1, Tier 2 cities and […]

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Smart Cities: Selection & Implementation

In part 2 of the Smart Cities series, we take a look at selection criteria, implementation and launch of the program. The pillars of ‘Smart Cities’ are green environment & utilities, smart buildings, e-governance, transportation, healthcare, water & waste management, smart urban planning, IT and communications, public safety, education and clean energy. Criteria for entry […]

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Smart trends in Green buildings: Transformation towards sustainability (Part 3)

The last in the Green Buildings series, this article updates you on lesser known clean resources, and the latest happenings in this green and sustainable revolution. To make buildings environmentally sustainable, some key factors such as clean and efficient renewable energy sources (solar panels, windmills and geothermal energy), options such as rainwater harvesting and waste […]

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Smart trends in Green buildings: Transformation towards sustainability (Part 2)

In part 2 of the series on green building, we take a look at the current status of transformation towards sustainability in India and across the world Indian context: The world average construction rate is at 5.2% vis-a-vis India’s 10%. With vertical gardens, radiation cooling towers and geothermal insulation, the concept of green buildings has […]

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Smart trends in Green buildings: Transformation towards sustainability

In this three part series, we bring to you the latest trends in the ‘green’ transformation taking place all over the world; our focus being green and sustainable buildings. One of the significant contributors to environmental change is the real estate industry. Commercial and residential buildings emit 40% of the total greenhouse gas emissions along […]

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