It is projected that urban India will contribute nearly 75% of the national GDP in the next 15 years. Cities are accordingly referred to as the engines of economic growth. There is accordingly a crying need for the cities to get smarter to handle this large-scale urbanization and finding new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and improve quality of life. Cities are accordingly referred to as the engines of economic growth. The urban landscape in India is set to change with the announcement of the Smart City guidelines. The Government of India has approved and earmarked 1Lakh crore over the next five years for smart cities. The fact remains that there is no set definition or framework for smart cities... it’s are still a vague term.
Since the smart cities concept is at the nascent stage and the definition of “SMART” differs from city to city, Nispana is hosting a senior level roundtable discussion on the guidelines issued with participation from Mr. Rajesh Phadke – Chief Architect, GIFT City Gujurat, Dr. A. Ravindra IAS Chairman, Smart Cities India Foundation; Ms. Karuna Gopal – President, Foundation for Futuristic Cities ; Mr. Zohar Sharon - Chief Knowledge Officer, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality ; Frans-Anton Vermast - Senior Strategy Advisor, , Amsterdam Smart City and other key personnel and senior government officials. This review discussion will bring out clarity on the smart city concept.
This roundtable discussion is the vital part of the SSCI-2015 which will also host a series of international case studies and presentations. Register yourself with the organizers to get access to this exclusive business meeting in Bengaluru India on the 3rd & 4th September 2015 at the Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road in Bengaluru, India.
Date : 3rd & 4th September 2015
Venue: Vivanta by Taj, M .G. Road, Bengaluru.
Nispana Innovative Platforms
Mr. Soumen Chakraborthy
Tel : 080 4933 1000 , Mob: +91 889 271 8635