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ISB devises assessment model for cities to become Smart Cities

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Leading business school Indian School of Business (ISB) has developed a framework to assist cities assess and develop the ability to become smart cities.
With the government stressing on urbanization programme, the ‘Smart City Maturity Model’ (SCMM) prepared by ISB would be helping states too.
As per the estimates, more than 600 million people would be living in urban areas of the country by 2031.
Smart city is defined as one that leverages technology to integrate and optimise its resources towards better habitability, sustainability and citizen empowerment.
According to ISB, the framework would help a city or state assess its technology readiness and subsequently align the resources and capabilities.
SCMM, which focuses on assessment and solution aspects, would help “a city or state assess the condition of its social, physical and technological development to identify its readiness for implementation of smart city solutions”.
The model has been developed by Deepa Mani, Assistant Professor and Joint Executive Director, along with Shankadeep Banerjee, Research Associate at the School’s Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy.

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