Yesterday we distributed a brochure outlining the framework of Smart Cities and requested for a feedback in the form (or on-line at http://smartcity.nkdamar.org/Feedback.html ). By next Friday, the first Innovation Friday on Smart New Town.
I was listening carefully to citizen suggestions and I got a sense of what New Town residents wanted in Smart New Town. Some of the first impressions I got were:
1. Should be pedestrian friendly: pavements, traffic signals, car parking plazas, underpasses with escalators and no stray dogs.
2. Should have clean air: more green plantation, control on auto emission, focus on construction material management, street food waste and fume management.
3. Inclusive information sharing: Many said that while IT-enabled information dissemination through social media, web, mobile apps were okay, there were many especially among the seniors who feel visual outdoor displays in public places were necessary. I talked about FM Radio and old fashioned wall magazines near bus stands.
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Here is a clipping:
|Khabar 365 dt 19 Sep 2015|