O P Agrawal

CEO-WRI India.

Capacity Building for Smart Cities

A capacity building programme for building 100 smart cities needs to include training, education, research, funding, knowledge exchange and the creation of a national database. The programme also needs to lay down an approach for financing smart city projects with a clear understanding of area-based development and a process for stakeholder engagement. The Government has taken up a mega-programme for developing …

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Financing Smart Cities

The 100 Smart Cities Initiative represents an opportunity to experiment with organisational and governance structures to improve revenue generation for future cities by adopting existing financing models from across the world, writes O P Agarwal, Executive Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management at ISB. India’s urban population is currently around 377 million and is projected to reach about 820 million by 2050. Though urban India constitutes only …

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