Mes: enero 2016

What has happened in the Indian Smart City sector during the last year?

Smart Cities and India are words that, since some years ago, are clearly connected. PM Modi´s Government is boosting many plans to make India´s cities smarter for the next years. The growing population of India, that will reach, in some years, the first position as the most populated country in the world, displacing China, and the big problems of health, education, urban planning, security and environment are the key challenges that PM Modi needs to face for the next years.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOqYMzEVE_g] That´s why today we are looking back to find out which were the most important decisions that were took, in 2015, in India for the Smart Cities market. Take a look:Smart City MissionModi government declared the names of 98 cities selected for the 'Smart City Project'. This is a flagship project which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his government was sworn into power last year. PM Modi's Union Cabinet announced the approval of Rs 48,000 crore that will be allocated to the Smart Cities Project. The Union Development Ministry said that they will provide Rs 100 crore per city per year over the next five...

Kyoto Smart City Expo 2016

The summit, that will convert Kyoto into the smart city capital of the world for three days, wants to keep on with the done work of the Smart City World Congress of Barcelona, boosting a key sector for the japanese economy  The 2015 edition, with 8,280 participants (overseas 25 countries, 428 people) and 115 exhibitors from various businesses and organizations, confirmed that the smart cities are something serious in Japan. This year, with the purpose of "contributing to a sustainable society by reviewing the results of the Kyoto Smart City Expositions up to now, and joining with the Smart City Expo World Meetingdeveloped by Barcelona", the summit wants to go further than other years by"promoting the creation of new markets through forming a network to interact with regions all over the world, business, and technology". As the organization says in the official webpage."Next Generation...