What we do

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab is a research and capacity building unit established at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi in July 2014 by the City and Industrial Development Corporation Maharashtra Ltd. (CIDCO). The Lab provides support to CIDCO’s technical personnel through action research, training, innovation, documentation and capacity building with a particular focus on the development of ‘smart cities’.

Since its formation, the lab has supported CIDCO in a variety of activities, including the launch of CIDCO Smart City (South) in 2015. Entering its 4th year, CIDCO Smart City Lab is now aiding the implementation of CIDCO’s new Training Policy through Ujjwal, CIDCO’s first online Training Portal.

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab has been actively engaged in some of CIDCO’s key projects such as Development of Navi Mumbai Smart City Plan, Strategic Planning for JN Port Influence Area (JNPTIA) and Impact of Redevelopment of Goathans in and around Navi Mumbai.

The Lab continues to serve as an incubation centre for smart and innovative solutions in priority sectors, such as land use planning and management, traffic and transportation, utility networks, public services, conservation/preservation of greenery and energy efficiency.