Thursday, February 25, 2016

Intelligent City Design

We had a brainstorming session today at Hidco Conference Room ASSOCHAM helped us organise it. Principal Secretary IT Talleen Kumar, Director Eastern Region ASSOCHAM Mr Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, Ms Gita Balakrishnan President Indian Institute of Architects (Eastern Region), Head, Department of Architecture IIT Kharagpur Prof S Chattopadhyay, other town planners and architects, representatives of IBM, Techno India and planners/ architects of Hidco and Nkda were present.

FCC (Future Cities Catapult) has written to us from London as follows:
"Urban design is the bringing together of buildings, infrastructure, transport systems, spaces, public art, landscape, architecture and civic innovations to create places that are functional and attractive for people to live, work and socialise. Urban design by nature is multi-disciplinary: it is the art of creating places that attracts and retains people...We very much commend and support your proposal to develop a National Institute of Intelligent Urban Design. We would welcome to support an early conversation with UK Commission of Architecture and Built Environment".

Some of the ideas that were discussed were:
1. Integration of land master planning with digital master planning from the drawing board would be necessary
2. Integration of other specialist departments such as electrical (including energy), transport, bio-technology and police would also need to be converged at the drawing board.
3. Best practices need to be collated and standardised. Some good examples were (a) looking for solar energy companies who will use your rooftop to install solar panels etc at their cost and supply you electricity at 50p less per unit than what WBSEDCL might charge (b) have innovation zones and citizen centric approach (c) create monographs containing researched materials for others to use (d) aim for minimising hospital visits and have sensors on the persons to nudge critically ill patients to hospitals through smart alert systems all thoughout the journey to hospital  (e) to make walk-to-work a reality, employers to provide residences to its officers at nearby locations (f) make affordable solutions.

All were requested to give in their detailed suggestions by email by Monday next.

A picture of the session:
Brainstorming for intelligent convergence

Millennium Post dt 25 Feb 2016

Millennium Post dt 25 Feb 2016

Ei Samay dt 25 Feb 2016

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