Smart Urbanation


26th August 2022 l Jade Ballroom l Sahara Star, Mumbai, India

As Smart Cities Mission completes seven years, SMART URBANATION provided a platform to discuss altering priorities & adopting intelligent technologies to deliver mandated outcomes and the event was supported by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, National Institute of Urban Affairs, MAIT.

Convention-Cum-Trade Show brought together all ‘Smart City’ stakeholders (government, corporate and professional) to debate and decode challenges and solutions for India’s smart cities journey. With 50+ speakers and exhibit spaces, we are certain to engage with 500+ key decision-makers, including – officials from top cities, national experts, global companies, policymakers, financiers, technologists, business leaders, academicians, researchers, architects, developers, town planners, and citizen organizations.

The Smart Cities Mission completed seven years on 25th June 2022. Against the commitment of Rs 48,000 crore for 100 cities over five years and a matching equivalent amount to be released by the states, the center has so far released a total of Rs 28,413.60 crore and 83 percent of it has been utilized. The city development plans were designed around the budget with the assurance that finance would be available to this extent. And yet, the utilization has not even crossed 50% of the amount committed and we are not even counting two extra years in which, one can assume, the pandemic took precedence. So with no money constraint, the mission has been able to utilize only 49% of the committed amount across 100 cities. Considering that each city has been asked to confer with its citizens and plan an intervention that will improve liveability, workability and sustainability in their respective cities, this seems like a missed opportunity.

International Council for Circular Economy was a part of Fireside Chat: “CIRCULAR ECONOMY – Climate change & key role played by cities”. The session was moderated by Mr. Pramod Dabrase, Director, #CSEDI Navi Mumbai.