CIDCO@Smart – Volume 5, Issue 3

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 5 – Issue 3 of its newsletter CIDCO@Smart, detailing the team’s activities between July and Sept 2019. This issue talks about Desalination plants and a possible framework for an Environment Impact Assessment of Desalination plants. The issue also talks about the importance of segregating the waste at source and the importance of technology in organisational learning.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 5, Issue 1 & 2

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 5 – Issue 1 & 2 of its newsletter CIDCO@Smart, detailing the team’s activities between Jan and June 2019. This issue talks about Urban Eco-system and explains its various elements through different case studies from around the world.

The different articles talk about Urban Heat Island effect, Urban Food Systems, Indicators for a Slum Redevelopment Program, Urban Sanitation and Wastewater in India, Impact of Urban Morphology on Social Life, Cases of Self-organisation in Amsterdam, London’s Low Emission Zones, etc.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 4, Issue 3 & 4

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes combined issue Volume 4 – Issue 3 & 4 of its newsletter CIDCO@Smart, detailing the team’s activities between July and December 2018. This issue takes different case studies from all around the world discussing the importance of public spaces. It identifies the coherence of SDGs with public open spaces and the subsequent articles focuses on various best practice models in different cities around the world.

This issue talks about different cases such as revitalising the streets, designing gender sensitive public spaces and public spaces as promoters of equity and social inclusion. It also looks into the case of Pike Place Market in Seattle to understand the economy of public markets, innovative ideas such as transforming a landfill site into a public park and emerging ideas like development of urban agriculture under transmission lines.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 4, Issue 2

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 4 – Issue 2 of its newsletter CIDCO@Smart, detailing the team’s activities between April and June 2018. Concentrating on the bus transport networks, this special issue takes different case studies from all around the world. It identifies the issues and challenges faced by the bus systems and the subsequent articles focuses on various best practice models in different cities around the world.

This issue presents emerging ideas such as social equity in accessing public transportation, marketing the bus and new generation of multi-modal nodes. It also looks into innovative ideas such Select Bus Service of New York and Role of ITS in modernisation of operations management. Under the section best practices, it presents low-carbon emission bus fleets through the case-study of Shenzhen, China and talks about the preventive maintenance practices by the WMATA and APSRTC.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 4, Issue 1

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 4, Issue 1 of its newsletter ‘CIDCO@Smart’ detailing the team’s activities between January 2018 to March 2018. It gives an insight into the work done by the CIDCO Smart City Lab team in the areas of Research, Capacity Building, Innovation and Project support for CIDCO.

This issue highlights the performance of the training cell’s portal UJJWAL since its launch. The newsletter features the case-study of dockless bicycle sharing in Palava, interviews of the employees about their training experiences, discusses about the Kirkpatrick model and the importance of online platforms in citizen engagement activities. It also presents the key highlights of Melbourne’s Smart City plan.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 3, Issue 3 & 4

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes CIDCO@Smart Volume 3 Issues 3 and 4, detailing the team’s activities from July 2017 and December 2017. The newsletter gives an insight into the work done by the Smart City Lab team in the areas of Research, Capacity Building, Innovation and Project support for CIDCO.

This issue covers Financial Independence as the Objective Area and Nature Park and Smart Parking as Projects in Focus from the CIDCO Smart City Action Plan. The Data sheets in this issue include a summary of the Smart City Plans from Guwahati and Ludhiana along with the project summaries for 90 Smart Cities (Light House, Fast Track, Round II and Round III). Knowledge Lab, presents the feedback received for the trainings facilitated through Ujjwal and introduces the new Sharing Module on Ujjwal. Smart City Corner covers Bloom’s Taxonomy –  a tool used for strategizing capacity building, structured capacity building for organisational learning and Smart City Framework for Vienna. The issue also presents a brief summary of a draft alternative TOD policy for Delhi prepared by the Smart City Lab under Initiatives@Smart City Lab. Finally, Participatory Budgeting is discussed under the Inclusive Planning section with examples from Pune and Kerala.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 3 Issue 2

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 3, Issue 2 of its newsletter detailing the team’s activities between April 2017 and June 2017. The newsletter titled ‘CIDCO@Smart’ gives an insight into the work done by the CIDCO Smart City Lab team in the areas of Research, Capacity Building, Innovation and Project support for CIDCO.

This issue showcases CIDCO’s work on the objectives set by the Swachh Bharat Mission, led by the implementation of new technologies for waste management practices and the proposed Development of Terminus Station at Panvel. The newsletter shares highlights from Davanagere’s Smart City Plan and features an update on the third round of the National Smart Cities Mission. Knowledge Lab focuses on the establishment of NIUA-CIDCO Training Cell and the launch of CIDCO’s first training portal Ujjwal. It includes a detailed walkthrough for the portal, along with a brief discussion on its role in implementation of CIDCO’s Training Policy. Smart City Corner presents the key highlights of the Smart City Plan from Colmbus, Ohio. It is a follow up on the previous article, which offered a comparative analysis of the Indian National Smart Cities Mission and the American Smart Cities Challenge. The Inclusive Planning section covers Kudumbasree’s work for inclusion of women and transgender individuals in the development and operation of Kochi Metro. This issue also features its first article on HR Management in the Newsletter, discussing an instructional design model called ADDIE.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 2, issue 4 & Volume 3, issue 1 (Combined Issue)

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes combined issue (Vol 2, issue 4 & Vol 3, issue 1) of its newsletter detailing the team’s activities between October 2016 and March 2017. The newsletter titled ‘CIDCO@Smart’ gives an insight into the work done by the CIDCO Smart City Lab team in the areas of Research, Capacity Building, Innovation and Project support for CIDCO.

The combined issue showcases two objective areas- Inclusive Planning and Environmental Sustainability, and two projects of high impact- Urban Renewal Schemes and Passenger Water Transport Terminal, from the Smart City Plan of CIDCO in CIDCO Navi Mumbai (South). In the section on inclusive planning, a summary of a paper on Gender mainstreaming in housing submitted by members of CIDCO Smart City Lab team and an article on Women’s safety audit is discussed. The newsletter also presents initiatives at NIUA-CIDCO Smart City lab which include research on transit-oriented development in Indian smart cities.

The section Smart City Corner features Smart London Plan, a conversation about Data and its role in transportation, and the emerging idea of Free public wi-fi with the case example of LinkNYC free wifi kiosks in New York.

The latest progress of the National Smart City Mission is also discussed in this issue.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 2, issue 2 & 3

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes combined issue (Vol 2, issue 2 & 3) of its newsletter detailing the team’s activities between April 2016 and September 2016. The newsletter titled ‘CIDCO@Smart’ gives an insight into the work done by the CIDCO Smart City Lab team in the areas of Research, Capacity Building, Innovation and Project support for CIDCO.

The combined issue showcases two objective areas- Transit Oriented Development and Quality of Life and two projects of high impact- Urban Transport Terminals and Khandeshwar Railway Station Precinct, from the Smart City Plan of CIDCO in CIDCO Navi Mumbai (South). In the section on inclusive planning, the Child Friendly Smart Cities (CFSC) initiative at NIUA  is discussed. The newsletter also presents initiatives at NIUA-CIDCO Smart City lab which include Value Capture methods for infrastructure financing.

The section Smart City Corner features Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Curitiba, smart conversations about optimized urban density and enablers for TOD, bicycling in India and innovations by MIT Urban Risk Lab- a tool for improving housing diversity, and Valet EZ- a mobile based application that helps to find secure parking spots in your city.

The latest progress of the National Smart City Mission is also discussed in this issue.

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CIDCO@Smart – Volume 2, issue 1

CIDCO Smart City Lab publishes Volume 2 Number 1 of its newsletter, detailing the team’s activities between January 2016 and March 2016. This issue captures the National Smart City mission in elaborate details and the highlights of the first 20 cities that were announced as early winners of the mission in January 2016. The newsletter looks at the game changing interventions in the smart cities mission such as demand driven planning, learning and replicability, special purpose vehicle and convergence, and discusses them across the lighthouse cities. It also presents preliminary analyses of several emerging themes the SCPs focus on, which include integrated mobility, environmental sustainability, use of information and communication technology and financial resource management. Beyond the national smart cities mission, the newsletter in the section ‘smart city corner’, engages the readers in a comparison of the smart city programme in India and the US. This section also discusses latest technology used in France for sustainable district wide heating and cooling. Additionally the newsletter features snapshots of three top ranked cities of the first cycle of national smart cities mission- Bhubaneswar, Pune and Jaipur, with highlights of their SCPs that make them stand apart from the rest. With contents that cover the expanse of the smart cities mission of India, this newsletter is intended as a summary of the SCPs of the 20 lighthouse cities.

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