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This report, Governing Smart Cities, provides a benchmark for cities looking to establish policies for ethical and responsible governance of their smart city programmes. It explores current practices relating to five foundational policies: ICT accessibility, privacy impact assessment, cyber accountability, digital infrastructure and open data.

This brief distils best data practice recommendations through consideration of key issues involved in the use of technology for surveillance, fact-checking and coordinated control during crisis or emergency response in resource-constrained urban contexts.

Four Indian cities -- New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru -- witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore.

Ease of Living Index aimed at providing a holistic view of Indian cities - beginning from the services provided by local bodies, the effectiveness of the administration, the outcomes generated through these services in terms of the liveability within cities, and, finally, the citizen perception of these outcomes.

There is increasing recognition that infrastructure and related sectors are at risk due to climate change. Madhya Pradesh has embarked on creating a smart urban future. This presents opportunities for building Smart Cities across Madhya Pradesh to mainstream climate resilience into their Smart City Plans.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Projects of Smart Cities, 03/07/2019, A total of 5,151 projects worth Rs. 2,05,018 crores have been included by the selected 100 Cities in their Smart City Proposals. A comparative status of projects under Smart Cities Mission(SCM), as in November, 2018 and June, 2019 is given.

Despite the potential of cities to foster a low-carbon energy transition, the governance of energy in India broadly remains within the purview of central and state governments.

Smart Cities Mission can help in optimum utilisation of resources and make citizens happy, he said

The city of Jaipur is cloning itself. Not a brick and mortar clone, but a virtual one — built to scale and faithfully representing all the urban and architectural features of the real city.

CHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation and CREDAI Chennai have signed a memorandum of understanding for the restoration of 10 water bodies.

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