Land Pooling for Smart Cities

Land acquisition has been used to carry out a number of planning and development activities. At present a large number of cities have been brought to existence by using the instrument of eminent domain by the state. Different processes have been made instrumental in acquiring land although all acquisitions have taken place under a single act, Land Acquisition Act, 1894. Historical and local contexts have given rise to differential processes of land acquisition. To facilitate the development of Smart Cities, various models of land agglomeration will need to be used.

Mr. Suresh Babu, Additional Chief Planner, CIDCO and Coordinator NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Chair Project presented the importance of land as a resource for Smart Cities as part the presentation “Land Pooling for Smart Cities” at 4th Annual Conference on Smart Cities in India organised by India Infrastructure at New Delhi in October 2015. Outline of the presentation includes Government of India Smart Cities Mission ‘Smart City Features’ as the introduction and highlights the features were land is a primary component and continuous to showcasing the ‘Land Management Model of Navi Mumbai’ and concludes with existing frameworks and tools for ‘Smart Land Management’.