|Graphic for "Future of Cities Festival" 2017|
(Courtesy: Future Cities Catapult, the UK based think tank
that had collaborated with New Town during Smart City Plan
Yesterday, we had a preparatory meeting of the workshop on Future Cities to be held on 11th January 2016. We would be doing this in collaboration with IIT Kharagpore. Prof Joy Sen of IIT Kharagpore is leading the group in IIT. Sukrit Chatterjee, Chief Architect NKDA, P R Das Consulting Architect and Sayanti Mukherjee Architect NKDA were present in the discussions. With help of IIT, we are trying to bring in few international experts too. The workshop would be held at Utsari Glass Hall in Eco Island.
The concept is to think of identifying problems faced by greenfield cities during the transition phase which is sometimes as long as three decades or more. The challenge is to think into the future and create urban habitat that will fit into city's needs a hundred years later. The idea is to be sustainable and tech-savvy, smart and green, economically vibrant and inclusive.
A concept note was drawn up which is as follows:
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|Millennium Post dt 11 Dec 2016|
|Times of India dt 11 Dec 2016|
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