Supporting Smart Urban Mobility and Built Environment in Indian Cities

Pathway: Low emission development

In the approach to the Shakti Smart Cities Mission, the objective of ICLEI South Asia is to support two Indian states (Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh) through technical advisory in building their capacity to develop smart built environment action plans to focus on influencing smart urban mobility and smart buildings approach which can feed into ongoing efforts of smart city program.

The “Supporting smart urban mobility and built environment in Indian cities” project was awarded to ICLEI South Asia in October 2015 for providing handholding support to Indian cities. ICLEI- SA brought Sandeep Gandhi Architects on board through a contract on October 2015 for providing technical assistance on transportation aspects.

The motive and deliverables of the project is to engage with state level officials in two states and have continuous engagements with targeted authorities in cities on urban transport and building regulations. This would further include assessment of existing urban transport scenario in the identified cities for each state and further provide handholding support and build state level preparedness to cities for smart city approach.

ICLEI– SA has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Udaipur Municipal Corporation, Kakinada Municipal Corporation and providing advocacy and research in sustainable transportation and building energy efficiency.

Project Duration:
October 2015 – January 2017

Cities Involved:
Jaipur, Udaipur, Kakinada and Visakhapatnam

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)

Sandeep Gandhi Architects (SG Architects)

Shakti Smart Cities Project in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan

  • The municipal corporation of Udaipur signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICLEI-SA for hand holding support under this project. To begin with, the corporation requested inputs for resolving the junctions around the identified smart city area and provide design and feasibility suggestions for parking systems including multilevel parking structures.
  • ICLEI SA will be working with CEPT university on doing an “Assessment study on Energy saving potential in Urban Buildings” for two cities in both the states. This will ultimately provide recommendations on reducing the energy use in buildings.
  • ICLEI SA along with Deloitte would be providing assistance to the cities and prepare business models for financing technology based initiatives and infrastructure financing under the PPP basket.
  • The Jaipur Municipal Corporation requested support from ICLEI SA on different measures and best practices for multi modal integration.
  • Kakinada City Corporation has formally requested support from the project team on addressing comments by the MOUD expert group on their smart city proposal cities.
  • Recently the project team initiated discussions with TRAFI to provide multi modal transport integration on a web and app platform to Jaipur city.
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