Workshop on Smart Cities Index

Workshops
May 11, 2015 | Monday
India Habitat Center, Lodi Road,, New Delhi, India
Contact: Gaurav Dubey,
gaurav_dubey@isb.edu
Open to Public
ISB’s Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management is in the process of developing a “Smart Cities Index” and it held workshop on 11th May, 2015 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. This was the 2nd in a series of Workshops that the Institute aims to organise as part of its “Smart Cities Index” initiative. The purpose of a “smart cities index” shall be to rank cities in India in terms of equity, efficiency and sustainability across aspects such as the city’s physical, social, human and environmental capital. In addition, it helps cities position themselves in the country and encourages them to improve upon various aspects, thus bringing in a much needed element of competitiveness amongst them.

The purpose of the workshop was to present a draft set of indicators to a wider set of industry and academia leaders that are engaged in the urban and infrastructure sector and discuss possible avenues for improvement. The workshop was attended by Mr. Mukund Sinha, OSD (UT) and Ex-officio Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India along with participants from corporate entities such as Ernst & Young (EY), Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), Punj Lloyd Limited, Siemens, DIMTS Ltd., Industry Associations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Nasscom, Funding agencies such as the KFW, NGOs such as Embarq, C-Step, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, ITDP, Climate Policy Initiative, Janaagraha, Public Finance India, and think-tanks / academic institutions such as the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), CEPT University, Institute of Urban Transport (IUT), IIFT, Center for Policy Research and SAISA in addition to participants from ISB.