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Barcelona: Promoting Solar Energy to Increase Sustainability

The Problem Barcelona, which has the second largest metropolitan population in Spain, was heavily dependent on costly and environmentally damaging fossil fuels. The city was pushed to identify a different solution to take the city’s energy policy in a new direction. The Solution The city government of Barcelona issued a Solar Thermal Ordinance in 1999. The ordinance set targets for

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Bangkok: Improving Neighbourhoods through Citizen-Led Planning

The Problem In the early 2000s, many of Thailand’s poorest citizens were living in rundown slums that lacked sufficient homes and basic infrastructure. With an increasing population, the health and welfare of citizens in these neighborhoods was in danger. The Solution Central and local government officials called on affected citizens and communities to offer solutions, and a pilot was launched

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New York: Transforming Streets to Increase Mobility and Public Safety

The Problem Between 2001 and 2009, motorists killed 3,774 people on New York City Streets. In addition to the deaths, roughly 4,000 New Yorkers suffered serious injuries in road accidents each year. The Solution Using smart data modelling techniques to analyze traffic and pedestrian patterns, New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) proposed removing motor vehicles from some New York

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UN SDG- Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic

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Connecting the dots Smart and sustainable cities www.pwc.in

‘Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.’ – Ralph Bicknese Our planet, inhabited by over 7 billion people, is in the midst of a massive transition in terms of the ecosystem, climate change, tectonic plate movements and biological evolution. Among these, climate change, largely attributable to human activities, is one of the most critical issues impacting our planet. Climate change

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Some Municipal Corporation raised issue for the time duration of Smart City Plan Submission

Union Urban Development Ministry has given an order to the Municipal Corporation of the states for the submission of city level smart city plan before the December 15. The Ministry will not extend the time duration of Smart City Plan of the cities. This decision was taken by the Ministry at a meeting with Principal Secretaries of state Urban Development

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