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…

Learning from Nashik – Workshop Report

The fourth and final workshop in our city workshop series was held in Nashik, Maharashtra from 30-31 May 2016. The workshop was organised by a local NGO – Moolbhoot Hakka Andolan (MHA) with the support of Shilpa Dahake (PhD student in IISER, Mohali). The workshop was organised under several themes relevant to Nashik – Smart…

Learning from Navi Mumbai – Workshop Report

by Ayona Datta The third workshop in our series was on Navi Mumbai’s urban future. This workshop was held from 27-28 May 2016 and was locally organised by Dr Ratoola Kundu, from the School of Habitat Studies in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Through the two days of workshop, we brought together a…

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….