Why invent the smart city wheel by yourself, if others have already successfully done so? India has asked the South Korean Land & Housing corporation (LH) to build a brand new smart city in the state of Maharashtra. On April 6, the plans for this project were approved by the Indian local assembly. The name of the city will be New Kalyan Smart City.
The city will arise about 30 kilometres east of Mumbai, on land that is offered by the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation. 2.5 square kilometres will contain 15.000 houses. Building is aimed to start end of 2017, and the total worth of the project is 350 million dollars.
India is serious about smart city initiatives, as also in India, more and more people are moving into the city. Therefore, India is planning to build 100 similar smart cities.
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I am as curious as sceptical. Ample examples demonstrate the vulnerability of urban developments that are not rooted in the local fabric and resources