Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?

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First Author Affiliation: Department of Economics, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Malihabad Block Administration (District Lucknow), Government of Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

Abstract: Cities are the geographic nodes around which people gather for their livelihood activities. Various factors like resources, technology, education, medical innovations and environmental developments have shaped modern cities. However, with rapid urbanization and population growth, many cities are facing the problems of degradation, pollution, diseases and a poor quality of life. The major challenges before the urban growth centers have necessitated the formation of smart cities. Sustainable future of a city lies in the development of transport, infrastructure, environment, energy, ICT and people with a sustainability approach. The Government of India has launched a scheme to create hundred smart cities across the country, among which the National Capital of Delhi is a frontrunner. This paper attempts to study the existing infrastructure and facilities in Delhi in order to assess its readiness to be a smart city. It also attempts to analyze the citizens’ perception about Delhi as a smart city through a primary survey. Although there are limitations in the current scenario of economic and environmental performances and people’s perceptions, Delhi makes a strong case for becoming a smart city.

Keywords: smart city, urban infrastructure, Delhi, sustainable development.

 

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Saha, Anindita R and Neha Singh. “Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 13-23.

APA:
Saha, A.R, & Singh, N. (2017). Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), 13-23.

Chicago:
Saha, Anindita R and Neha Singh. “Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 1, (2017): 13-23.

Harvard:
Saha, A., Singh, N. 2017. Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), pp. 13-23.

Vancouver:
Saha AR, Singh N. Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(1):13-23.

 

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