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Vishakhapatnam: Leveraging Knowledge Economy For Building Business Hub

The new growth areas within all four centres will locate housing near jobs, preserve ecological assets, and minimize natural hazard risk. Embracing Green Living and Smart Business, Visakhapatnam Smart City will become South and Southeast Asia’s Clean Commerce Capital”, emphasised G Srijana, Commissioner, Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld.

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Covid 19: Leveraging Smart Cities for Crisis Management, Tech Implementation, Economic Growth

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic has set in India, a lot has undergone sea-change including our city administrations, livelihood and citizen-centric services. Urban Administration Landscape is no exception. 100 smart cities targeted under the aegis of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, utilised to monitor and tackle the crisis opening ahead sea of opportunities for digital innovation and adoption. Poulami Chakraborty investigates, excerpts as under:

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Smart Cities Spearheading The Battle Against Covid-19

Every city is different, however, there is no need to reinvent the wheel every time. Besides new innovations, the other cities should customise and implement the successful ideas devised by the smart cities.

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'SMART' Labelling ... Should Not Mean Only IT-enabled!

Are we paying enough attention to the basic premise is the question which needs to be asked again and again .....regardless of the cladding we are presented with!!

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Smart Cities Need Smart Parking

No private car should be registered until its owner can demonstrate proof of suitable parking-slot availability within his premises.

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Smart Cities And Why Local Ads Will Be More Relevant And Powerful For SMEs?

Welcome to the new era of Smart Cities and Smarter Citizens forcing us in the communication Industry to finally dump the inefficiencies of the past and start focussing on small Data and local media.

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23.6 Lakh Houses Delivered So Far: Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in conversation with BW Businessworld’s Poulami Chakraborty talks about the progress of various initiatives of the ministry including the Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat, Housing for All and other key schemes.

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Smart City Is A Complex System Of Systems

Smart city is the fusion of functional system like infrastructure system, bio-diversity system, governance system, citizen services system and many more.

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From Smart To Future Smart

Indian cities are different from what a city is defined as in the West. We have a distinct social fabric which has to be kept in mind while planning our smart cities

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Western Digital's WD Purple Wins BW Businessworld Smart Cities Award for 'Smart Solution - Safety & Security'

Western Digital's WD Purple Wins BW Businessworld Smart Cities Award for 'Smart Solution - Safety & Security'

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'Technical Capacity Is The Biggest Challenge for Building Smart Cities'

An array of some brilliant people work in the Indian urban local bodies but the problem is that their horizon is limited

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'India, Finland Can Cooperate In Smart City, Energy Sectors'

The minister cited the example of its capital Helsinki and the public-private-partnership platform that has been instituted there -- Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation -- to work on clean and smart solutions in order to reduce its dependence on fossil energy

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How Safe Are Public Spaces For Women?

Talking about women safety, situation in Delhi is still as vulnerable as it was 10 years back

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Smart Cities: The Sad State Of Affairs

As it turns out, 100 smart cities in five years may not happen. So far, of the first 20 cities, only seven to eight have reported decent progess

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What Positive Change Technology Can Provide To PM's Smart City Plans

How IoT can resolve this problem? Imagine smart bins and garbage containers placed strategically at street corners, which have the capabilities to compress the trash with in-built sensors. It can increase the load capacity almost three to four times to help municipal trucks make less number of ferries from pick up to disposal points

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