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India

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Ashish Kulkarni , Jul, 31 2016

We need Liveable Cities first, not Smart Ones


Industrial hub Gurgaon witnessed its worst-ever traffic jam on the intervening night of July 28-29 as thousands of motorists were stuck on a stretch of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway — between Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk, going towards Jaipur — for more than 12 hours. Traffic on the stretch normalised only late on Friday, nearly 24 hours after the jam began. The unprecedented jam, triggered due to heavy rain on Thursday evening and the breach of the Badshahpur drain, brought the city to a standstill on Friday morning. With their employees stuck in traffic, Gurgaon offices registered a major hit in attendance and productivity.
Industrial hub Gurgaon witnessed its worst-ever traffic jam on the intervening night of July 28-29 as thousands of motorists were stuck on a stretch of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway — between Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk, going towards Jaipur — for more than 12 hours. Traffic on the stretch normalised only late on Friday, nearly 24 hours after the jam began. The unprecedented jam, triggered due to heavy rain on Thursday evening and the breach of the Badshahpur drain, brought the city to a standstill on Friday morning. With their employees stuck in traffic, Gurgaon offices registered a major hit in attendance and productivity.

Ashok Kapoor , Jul, 31 2016


There should be mandatory component of atleast 33% area to be covered under tree cover in the city limits and all the polluting industrial units should be placed outside this limits I wish to highlight the issue of new capital of AP i.e. Amaravati, it is being constructed in those ares where people harvest the crops for twice or thrice in same land. Such vast greenery is being destroyed for construction of concrete structures which are boasted off to be world class in nature. But the lack of vision in approach of state authorities may prove to be detrimental and we will end up creating another city like Delhi or Hyderabad which suffer from these problems of high levels of pollution.
There should be mandatory component of atleast 33% area to be covered under tree cover in the city limits and all the polluting industrial units should be placed outside this limits I wish to highlight the issue of new capital of AP i.e. Amaravati, it is being constructed in those ares where people


Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Jul, 31 2016


Contemporary period is a product of postmodernisation which not only relies on technology and development rather lays much importance on the concepts of sustainability and ecology. Thus the concepts of liveable and smart are the two sides of the same coin. As far as Indian context is concerned which is a home of multiple metropolitan cities providing almost all the modern facilities but at the same time houses worlds largest slums which are even devoid of basic facilities for survival. Thus inequity is the main feature of Indian development. Secondly Indian urbanisation has led to ecological degradation and are prone to natural calamities and man-made disasters. Thirdly ill developed infrastructure which is not only unsustainable but disproportionate to population. Thus India needs to balance between ecology and technology in making sustainable and viable cities which will not only provide world class facilities but also liveable green, clean and serene environment.
Contemporary period is a product of postmodernisation which not only relies on technology and development rather lays much importance on the concepts of sustainability and ecology. Thus the concepts of liveable and smart are the two sides of the same coin. As far as Indian context is concerned which


Pavan , Jul, 31 2016


It is rightly argued that India should first have liveable cities rather than smart cities. Smart cities,although an innovative concept is likely to benefit the already well off people. In a country like India we need a distributive and integrated model which aims at inclusive and sustainable living. Liveable cities can prove to be a good solution that will make lives simpler and inclusive. Lastly, future will guide the right path and decision will be guided accordingly.
It is rightly argued that India should first have liveable cities rather than smart cities. Smart cities,although an innovative concept is likely to benefit the already well off people. In a country like India we need a distributive and integrated model which aims at inclusive and sustainable living


Puneet , Jul, 31 2016


Even we are living in 21st century and using smart tv, smart phone , smart washing machine and other gadgets which make our life not only easier and totally changed our life style but whether we are really bother about what is real smartness, we are still unable to get basic amnesties,facilities which are better infra,health ,transportation,environment concern etc. We are unable to understand what should be actually smart whether it is physically,socially or politically smarter. To making the cities smarter firstly we have to teach the real meaning of smartness people of countries like Indian are not bother about that whether cities and village must be smarter or no what is necessary to fulfill the basics requirement and peace full living environment if we will make Live-able cities it will automatically tern into smart so no extra efforts will require to make smarter.
Even we are living in 21st century and using smart tv, smart phone , smart washing machine and other gadgets which make our life not only easier and totally changed our life style but whether we are really bother about what is real smartness, we are still unable to get basic amnesties,facilities whi


Sneha , Jul, 31 2016


The term "Smart city" is an exaggerated term generally used for liveable city but the reality is something different. Better infrastructure of water supply, drainage system, road and transport network, proper electricity, eco-friendly environment, good governance and so on. It is a very abridged list, obviously. But, we can imagine how a smart city would alike. Yes, the most important feature would be inter-connecting of infrastructure and facilities with technology. There must be a great interwinding of technology with social facilities and even with daily living style of people. If we assume these features of smart city, we can undoubtedly agree that that city must be liveable. After all, we all need these basic facilities and infrastructures in a society to live a better life. But, the term liveable is not only confined to physical pleasure and smoothness of outer circulation of daily life. It also includes respectable life that technology cant provide. Respectable in the sense that there must be harmony and brotherhood in society. We may tolerate others view, we may respect others rituals and practices and we may stand along side with every one without any discriminatory feeling.We are far smarter now than earlier, technologically, but are we still innocent and lovable enough to our close one as we were?
The term "Smart city" is an exaggerated term generally used for liveable city but the reality is something different. Better infrastructure of water supply, drainage system, road and transport network, proper electricity, eco-friendly environment, good governance and so on. It is a very abridged li


Malik , An engineer turned into a student of conflict Jul, 31 2016


Being a country with rapid rate of urbanization, India needs to follow a strategic pathway so that its cities can accommodate the rapid population influx as well as cater the basic needs of their inhabitants. The recent efforts of developing the cities seem more of like jumping the gun scenario where the focus is on providing the services which come into the category of demand rather than need. The need category includes 24X7 electricity, public transport, road infrastructure, water supply, sewerage etc. However the focus of some of the recent initiatives are like free wi-fi services, state of art buildings, cyber hubs etc. present a flawed theory of developing the cities. A city development initiative should aim for addressing the most common problem faced by the inhabitants. Indian cities though have secured places in global rankings but fail miserably on quality of life parameter. Inequity, poor hygiene and sanitation have integral components of cities in the country. While the fundamental argument of basics first is quite clear to city administrations and governments, incentives for supporting narrow political agendas have taken away their attention from the crux. It can be concluded that schemes and plans for developing cities should take into account the basics and most common needs of their inhabitants and not going by the hi-tech dreams of corporates and elite class.
Being a country with rapid rate of urbanization, India needs to follow a strategic pathway so that its cities can accommodate the rapid population influx as well as cater the basic needs of their inhabitants. The recent efforts of developing the cities seem more of like jumping the gun scenario wher


Sukirti Singh , Jul, 31 2016


Smartness should be in the mentality of people,this is the only way that can lead to smart nation or smart cities,.irrespective of smart cities, there should be smart environment, smart villages, increase in living standard of poor people,anything which benefits poor people or aam aadami through government initiative should be termed as smart work
Smartness should be in the mentality of people,this is the only way that can lead to smart nation or smart cities,.irrespective of smart cities, there should be smart environment, smart villages, increase in living standard of poor people,anything which benefits poor people or aam aadami through gov