The term "Smart City" has been around since the 1990s, and while definitions and
applications vary, common elements among them are that Smart Cities use information
and technology to engage citizens, deliver city services, and enhance urban systems.
The use of Smart City technologies results in cost efficiencies, resilient infrastructure,
an improved urban experience and liveability of our cities. Summarized ‘Smart’ is
being defined as providing basic infrastructure and services, resilient and attractive
urban patterns, quick and transparent planning processes and new technologies. The
Indian government will develop 100 Smart Cities in the next 15 years. The current
urbanization level is around 31% accounting for 60% of India’s GDP. The urbanization
level is expected to grow rapidly in the coming 15 years and hence the Indian Government
developed an ambitious plan to develop plans for these ‘engines of economic growth’
using the latest principles for sustainable urban development and new technologies.
Thus, this year’s integral studio intends to look at the North TT Nagar of Bhopal
through the smart city lens. The studio invites innovative design ideas for the
future of North T T Nagar.
The City of Bhopal will embrace new technologies, focusing on smart-enablement,
resilience and collaborative innovation, to create a city that is competitive, open,
interconnected and intelligent. It will feature excellent connectivity using the
latest communications technology and transport links, with significant capacity
for growth due to its high quality, flexible buildings and infrastructure, with
a distinctive character derived from its diverse mix of buildings, uses, streets,
spaces and its outstanding heritage and culture. We are inviting submissions to
a new ideas competition to provide a series of innovative solutions to some key
problems across the theme of ‘Smart Cities’. Smart City area based development is
perceived as an island based and detached from the surrounding urban fabric because
of its introvert planning approach. The design ideas will intend to integrate the
area based proposals with the character, structure and the ethos of the city of
Emphasis would be laid on the design moves to integrate the smart city development
with the rest of the city especially the smart city edge and its interface with
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