Japanese experts to work on project

Japanese experts to work on project

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) is collaborating with Japan's Nikken Sekkei Research Institute (NSRI) to plan, design and implement smart technologies to develop sustainable habitats for India's Smart City growth. IIT-Kgp’s Ranbir and Chitra...

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Coimbatore’s smart ambitions

Coimbatore’s smart ambitions

The Corporation of Coimbatore has emphasised technology as the engine that would drive its Smart City ambitions. Under its area-based and pan-city solutions for building Smart City, the civic authorities have proposals to link, rejuvenate and develop eight water tanks...

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IT advocacy group comes up with advice

IT advocacy group comes up with advice

Goan IT Professionals (GITP), an IT advocacy group, has come up with several suggestions to transform Panaji and other Goa towns into smart urban places where the main focus of development will be on public transport and the use of technology. In a bid to decongest...

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Holy town of Varanasi identifies bottlenecks

Holy town of Varanasi identifies bottlenecks

The Smart City plan of Varanasi has identified the need for technological application for traffic management and to curb encroachment into public places. These are identified as the major problems that need attention in the holy town. Varanasi has cited an Ernst &...

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Innovation lab to make Pink City smart

Innovation lab to make Pink City smart

The ‘Pink City” of Jaipur will be embracing technology to solve many of its civic problems and infrastructure needs. It is planning to set up its own innovation lab, which the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) said will focus on Smart City solutions in collaboration...

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Delhi to be tech-driven metropolis

Delhi to be tech-driven metropolis

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) under the Smart City project aims to turn the city into a technology-driven metropolis in four years. The 550-acre 'area-based development project' will take zones around Connaught Place which will be redeveloped by NDMC under...

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Cisco in talks with several state governments

Cisco in talks with several state governments

Cisco Systems, the global networking technology leader, is in talks with several state governments on their Smart City projects offering them technology solutions. In an interview with Economic Times, Cisco India and Saarc President Dinesh Malkani said the company is...

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Power of Internet of Things

Power of Internet of Things

Urban planners and researchers say that in the years to come Smart City resident would see great synergy emerging out of public and commercial Internment of Things (IoT) initiatives. Recent research studies have identified three key areas for commercial IoT: (1)...

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Silicon Valley hackathon seeks solutions

Silicon Valley hackathon seeks solutions

TiE Silicon Valley, a not for profit organisation dedicated to "fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area and globally," has announced an upcoming hackathon event focused on tackling three real-world issues within the Smart City space: smart parking, waste disposal...

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