The 400-page Readiness Guide features 14 chapters and more than 80 case studies. The guide explores the current environment and drivers of smart cities in India, and takes a holistic look at the current supporting government missions. And, then it discusses some of the barriers cities may face and benefits smart cities will bring.
The initial chapters focus on introductory, universal aspects, identifying various key responsibilities – the day-to-day services that the cities provide. A dedicated chapter deals with citizen reporting, partnership, and engagement and assists in realizing the smart cities vision. And then there are individual chapters about each responsibility, such as water, transportation, public safety, etc., which are illustrated by supporting case studies.
The Smart Cities Framework captures the relationship between a city’s responsibilities (what it needs to accomplish for citizens) and its enablers (the smart technologies that can make those tasks easier and smart citizen engagement that can make those implementations more inclusive). Then it outlines a series of objectives that, taken together, form the foundation of a citizen-centric, ICT-enabled smart city.
Source: Smart Cities Council India