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A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
At a conference known as Urban 95, city leaders consider how cities work for those who are 95 centimetres tall -- the average height of a healthy 3-year old.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 21, 2017
Leadership, partnerships, citizen engagement and civic pride pay off for a city of 1 million.
Patralekha Chatterjee November 17, 2016

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says basics like sewage treatment must be improved before ambitious ‘smart’ cities plans can be realized, the Economic Times reports. 

February 19, 2016

The philanthropy will oversee a groundbreaking contest in which Indian cities compete for infrastructure funding, the Economic Times reports.  

January 4, 2016

A third of India’s urban population would be impacted by plans for 100 ‘smart’ cities, the Centre for Internet and Society says.

December 23, 2015

A concerted effort to switch homes and cities from conventional to LED bulbs could result in dramatic energy savings for India, Quartz reports. 

November 24, 2015

Critics of India’s plan for 100 ‘smart cities’ say investing in villages might prevent a crush of migration to cities in the first place, Indian Express and iGovernment report.

September 24, 2015

The city wins plaudits for emphasizing waste management and discouraging residents from relieving themselves outdoors, FirstPost reports. 

August 10, 2015

Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with India’s government on a new contest that would fund the most innovative smart city proposals.  

June 29, 2015

Ajit Gulabchand tells CityMetric that new cities such as ultra-modern Lavasa are needed in India to accommodate migration to urban areas. 

June 22, 2015

State governments will recommend existing cities and new projects that will compete to be among India’s 100 “smart cities,” the Business Standard reports. 

May 4, 2015

India’s prime minister is touting his plan for Gujarat International Finance Tec-City as a model for the nation’s urbanization, Reuters reports. 

April 20, 2015

There’s growing support in India for “climate resilience” measures to ensure that upgrades to cities are not washed away by cyclones, monsoons and floods, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.

March 13, 2015

Rebuilding with an eye toward energy efficiency and density should be central to India’s plan for 100 smart cities, Shailesh Pathak recommends in Swarajya.

February 10, 2015

The switch is designed to reduce harmful emissions, cut costs and better illuminate public spaces, according to The Climate Group. 

February 2, 2015

The Indian government sees opportunities for improving 300 cities by having them adopt Surat’s successful energy, waste, water and e-government policies, the Times of India reports. 

December 15, 2014

For India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a “smart” city by his country’s standards is a place that’s capable of providing essential public services, Zee News reports. 

November 28, 2014

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 100 “smart cities” could get a boost from Singapore, the Economic Times reports. 

November 11, 2014

A new Indian government initiative seeks to provide low-cost, temporary housing to migrants who stream into major cities seeking employment, OneIndia News reports. 

November 5, 2014

A campaign to clean up India’s cities faces long odds since many municipalities are ill-equipped to collect and treat refuse, the Washington Post reports. 

October 14, 2014
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