Urbanization | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016

Land Challenges in Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Mission launched in June 2015 by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government envisages to redeem 20 cities with central assistance, to develop physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure which is aimed at improving the quality of life as well as economic viability of these urban centres. This was long overdue as most cities are in a civic and financial mess because of unplanned and rapid urbanisation. One of the key contributing factors to this mess is poor...

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