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EducationTimesJanuary 12, 2015

Building a Smart City

Eighteen undergraduate students from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, were in India to study the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City, which is being built as India’s first smart city. The students are studying smart cities as part of a course on `building smart cities, leveraging open innovation.’ As part of the visit, students were divided into four groups and asked to chalk out a framework to build a smart city in the US. They will engage with city mayor’s office to carry out their projects. The scope and type of the smart city projects will be determined by the needs of the city and the mayor’s office. The city mayors are expected to judge the final presentations in April 15, 2015. Read More


January 12, 2015

Path to Digital India, Smart Cities Lies In Openness and Co-Creation

What should be the common strategy when it comes to creatingSmart Cities and building Digital India, the two mega projects that are preoccupying our country currently?

Technology, of course, will be a building block. But the founding principles in these two ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a culture of openness, of shared resources and of co-creation. This is the takeaway from listening to two experts – one on Smart Cities, and the other on the Internet.Read More