We’re seeing a global transformation to a digital world. Cities getting smart is part of that unstoppable global digital transformation. A Smart City is a digital response to massive urbanization and urban migration.
Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India to develop 100 cities across the country to make them citizen-friendly and sustainable. Various states in India are competing with each other to create smart cities, some with central funding and others with state/local resources. The Centre and State Government will provide equal funding of $75m each. Of the 100 smart cities planned by GoI, phase 1 includes 33 cities and phase 2 includes 27 cities. The rest are underway. All cities are to be completed by 2022.
The ‘proof-of-concept’ projects will help you discover how these cities have transformed into smart cities with Cisco’s CDA program. In each city, a stretch of a few kilometres was used to demonstrate smart city solutions.
Current smart city strategies are inadequate if governments, businesses and citizens want to benefit from the broader value of an intelligent urban ecosystem. The roadmap of cities' approaches to smart city and intelligent urban ecosystems will determine the degree and depth of innovation in technology, services and information management.
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This commissioned study by Cisco in partnership with FICCI and powered by IDC, introduces the Vijaywada Golden pilot project and the value that it promises to citizens and city planners.