Opportunities & Challenges @ 100 Smart Cities

12 November, 2014, Hotel Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

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In India, there are 495 urban cities with population over 1 Lakh. 31% of India’s population resides in cities and during 2001-2011 urban population grew at a CAGR of 2.8% resulting in a net addition of 91 million. It is interesting to know that 67% of total population growth in India in next 25 years is expected to take place in urban areas. Urban population is expected to increase from 286 million in 2001 to 534 million in 2026 (38%).
In a move to catch up with the expected urban transition the government has set the target to develop sustainable cities with most modern facilities with participation of all stakeholders. The Government has also announced to create 100 Smart Cities. A smart city integrates technology with critical infrastructure components and services to make urban development more intelligent. This entails digitization of all city systems and the installation of relevant instruments to measure and monitor a set of indicators in real time.
Creation of 100 smart cities will accelerate the process of urban development involving a wide variety of interest groups in the public and private sectors. It touches many sensitive areas such as land, infrastructure, finance, economic linkages, community involvement and environment. So it is pivotal on the agenda of the new government to create new smart cities that will further ensure sustained and planned development, keeping in mind the dynamics of population and its movement from one centre to another, the government in partnership with Developers have to play catalyst role in implementing and facilitating integrated and planned creation of 100 New Cities as per the future requirement of India.
ASSOCHAM feels that creation of 100 New Cities will offer tremendous opportunities in various sectors amid different challenges. Accordingly, with a view to discussing Key Opportunities & Challenges of Smart Cities, ASSOCHAM is organizing a NATIONAL CONFERENCE on “Opportunities & Challenges @ 100 Smart Cities” at 09:30 a.m. on November 12, 2014 at Hotel Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road in New Delhi. Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Developmenthas very kindly agreed to Inaugurate the Conference.
In view of the importance of the subject, we would request you to kindly Participate in this important Conference and also nominate your colleagues to attend the same. We would also request your organization to be the PARTNER / SPONSOR of the Conference as per details enclosed for your kind reference.

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  • Delegate Fee: Rs. 3,000 /- per delegate including Service Tax @ 12.36 %