A ‘smart’ idea for urban ills?

Source: A. Srivasthsan, The Hindu

The urban future depends on making cities intelligent, and that applies equally to both new and old parts of the city.

Given the fact that the existing cities, which accommodate a bulk of the population, waste a lot of resources and are energy-inefficient, they urgently require smart solutions. It would be better to treat the smart city proposal by the government as a kind of urban experiment or a prototype, whose lessons and experience could be used to develop cities in general.

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-smart-idea-for-urban-ills/article6206807.ece?homepage=true

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