While doing the Smart City Plan for New Town, we'd zeroed on a vision statement that talked about being a livable city that takes pride in itself and one that is economically vibrant (see my blog post at http://principalsecretarysblog.blogspot.in/2016/03/a-livable-city-that-takes-pride-in.html ) . So now we decided to proceed for long term perspective planning.
We had a brainstorming session today with CEO NKDA Debapriya Biswas, CE NKDA P Ray, Chief Architect NKDA Sukrit Chatterjee and Dr T N Majumdar of IT Kgp was a special invitee.
I mentioned that the 10 year plan of New Town must stand on the Vision Statement, the fact that demographically the commuting population was twice as large as the resident population, that the Economic Hubs (Financial/Legal, Health, Educational and IT) would play a pivotal role and that it would aspire to be a Green City.
Dr Majumdar talked about the concepts of Global City (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city ) and Creative City ( see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_city ) and agreed to help us. He'd revert in 2 weeks' time.
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|Asian Age dt 8 July 2016|