A ‘Smart Vizag’ for whom?, by Debapriya Ganguly*

This post is a shortened version of the paper presented by Debapriya Ganguly at our Utopian Urban Futures conference on 27-28 June 2016. [The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Transitions in politics and economy see…

How the Senedd Imagines Welshness, by Taylor Sawyer*

  This post is a shortened version of the paper presented by Taylor Sawyer at our Utopian Urban Futures conference on 27-28 June 2016. [The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] In March 2016 the…

Smart City Nashik Part 2, by Mr Gurmeet Bagga, Deputy Mayor Nashik

This is the transcript of the talk delivered by Mr. Gurmeet Bagga (Deputy Mayor, Nashik) on 29 June 2016 in the Nashik city Workshop PLEASE NOTE: [The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Mr Praveen…

Navi Mumbai- A Smart City? by Netra Shirke*

[The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Navi Mumbai was a planned city. It was conceptualised and built by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) from 1970-1995. It was handed over to the Navi…

The 100 Shades of Smart Cities, by Mathew Idiculla

[The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] An examination of the multiple smart cities in Mumbai demonstrate that the term “smart city” has become a trope for promoting a variety of modernist urban development initiatives….

Navi Mumbai Revisited, by Annapurna Shaw

[The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] For more than a decade starting from 1988 till 2002, I had the opportunity to be closely connected via family to the then fledgling city of Navi Mumbai….

স্মার্ট শহরের ইতিবৃত্ত [Story of the smart city in Bengali] by Gopa Samanta and Ayona Datta

স্মার্ট শহরের ইতিবৃত্ত [Story of  the smart city]  গোপা সামন্ত ও অয়োনা দত্ত [Gopa Samanta and Ayona Datta] স্মার্ট ফোন, স্মার্ট টিভি – র হাত ধরে ‘বিশ্বায়িত ভারতবর্ষে’ এসে পড়ল স্মার্ট শহর। গুজরাট, মহারাষ্ট্রের মত দু’একটি রাজ্যে পরিকল্পনা আগে শুরু হলেও সমগ্র ভারতবর্ষের প্রায় সব রাজ্য মিলিয়ে একশোটি স্মার্ট শহর তৈরির প্রকল্প নতুন সরকারের বাজেট…

‘Shopping Malls’: The New Icons of Chandigarh, by Shilpa Dahake

[The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Chandigarh rises. Free from the deep gray depth of orthogonal, solidity cast in concrete. And yet its shadows chase her as they question her need to change. Who…

Sexuality and the City, by Preetika Sharma and Dhananjay Chauhan

[The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Last year, the BBC announced Chandigarh as ‘the perfect city in the world’. It stood out in comparison with cities like Amarna of 1346BC, Palmanova in Italy, Milton…