Archive for December 21, 2014

The Race for 100 Smart Cities of India–Framework

The Race for 100 Smart Cities of India–Framework

The second part of the blog on smart cities of India looks at international and national frameworks for smart cities.

International Frameworks

The following are some of the currently available frameworks with respect to smart cities.

  1. CISCO IBSG 2012 – The four layers of the framework provide a logical flow that enables stakeholders to “push” through and test initiatives. The four layers of the framework are as follows. » Read more..

Smart Readiness of Indian Cities – Water Supply

Smart Readiness of Indian Cities – Water Supply

WHERE ARE OUR CITIES?

How close or far our cities are from the prescribed bench marks for smart cities by the MoUD? Such information in turn gives an indication of the gap to be filled with respect to various parameters and benchmarks of MoUD,which have been presented in the second part of this blog, and inputs required.

RATING OF OUR CITIES

During the last few years rating of Indian cities have been initiated/taken up on different parameters by various agencies. Details are given below.

  1. Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)
    1. Credit Rating:MoUD has initiated credit rating of 65 Indian cities involving four agencies namely a) FITCH, b) CARE, c) CRISIL and d) ICRA. » Read more..

Smart Readiness of Indian Cities – Sewerage and storm water

Smart Readiness of Indian Cities – Sewerage and storm water

 WHERE ARE OUR CITIES?

How close or far our cities are from the prescribed bench marks for smart cities by the MoUD? Such information in turn gives an indication of the gap to be filled with respect to various parameters and benchmarks of MoUD,which have been presented in the second part of this blog, and inputs required.

RATING OF OUR CITIES

During the last few years rating of Indian cities have been initiated/taken up on different parameters by various agencies. Details are given below. » Read more..

Smart City Readiness of India Cities – Livability

Smart City Readiness of India Cities – Livability

 WHERE ARE OUR CITIES?

How close or far our cities are from the prescribed bench marks for smart cities by the MoUD? Such information in turn gives an indication of the gap to be filled with respect to various parameters and benchmarks of MoUD,which have been presented in the second part of this blog, and inputs required.

RATING OF OUR CITIES

During the last few years rating of Indian cities have been initiated/taken up on different parameters by various agencies. Details are given below. » Read more..

Smart City Readiness of Indian Cities – Competitiveness and Credit Rating

Smart City Readiness of Indian Cities – Competitiveness and Credit Rating

 WHERE ARE OUR CITIES?

How close or far our cities are from the prescribed bench marks for smart cities by the MoUD? Such information in turn gives an indication of the gap to be filled with respect to various parameters and benchmarks of MoUD,which have been presented in the second part of this blog, and inputs required.

RATING OF OUR CITIES

During the last few years rating of Indian cities have been initiated/taken up on different parameters by various agencies. Details are given below. » Read more..

The Race for 100 Smart Cities of India – Financing

The Race for 100 Smart Cities of India – Financing

 WHAT IS REQUIRED?

Third part of this blog presented rating of some of the probable cities on some important parameters and benchmarks indicated in the concept paper of MoUD on smart cities. Similar and more complete data for each of the selected city is required to estimate the investment required to develop it as smart city.The investment requirement varies very widely, depending on its priorities based on the level of bench mark for various parameters of various services expected of a smart city.

Green-field smart cities such as Tianjin Eco-City in China, Songdo in Korea, GIFT City in Gujarat are estimated to cost around R70,000-150,000 crore for a target population of around 5 to 10 lakh. The total investment in a brown-field smart city like » Read more..