We are an independent social enterprise supporting sustainable urban development in India.

CAPACITY BUILDING

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URBAN THINK TANK 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

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URBAN KNOWLEDGE LAB

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MONITORING & EVALUATION

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NETWORKING & ADVOCACY

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Chief City Officer(CCO) Program
  • A 4 week urban leadership program combining 2 week international study at partner institution and a visit to smart city
Urban Managers Certification Programmes
  • Short term technical & managerial training programmes in niche and emerging urban domains.
Smart City Certification Program
  • 45 days intensive theory and practice program combined with visits to two international smart cities
Elected Officials Sensitization Program
  • 1-2 day workshop on Urban Governance and Smart Cities
Other Programmes
  • Workshops/programmes for Corporates/ NGOs/ CBOs and citizens on urban and civic related issue Student awareness programmes in schools/college
Capacity Building (Organisations)
Delivering technical assistance to ULBs/Other Urban agencies through PMU/PMO Services etc.
  • Provide organisation development and institution building support incl., Strategy Roadmaps, Org Structure /Plans ..
  • Set up Specialised Program Management Units (PMU) and Project Implementation Units (PIU) to offer program design and implementation support
  • Assist ULBs/other agencies in project design and support developing DPR,RFP,SLAs and partnerships for projects: public-private, people-private, public-private-people

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URBAN THINK TANK FOR POLICY/ACTION RESEARCH

  • Undertake policy and action research relevant to the Indian urban eco-system, heritage and culture.
  • Provide advisory services to government agencies, non-governmental organisations and corporates

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES 

  • Guide and support field-testing strategies of new smart technologies/solutions and provide overall strategic support and lead public-private partnership discussions
  • Partner pilot studies ,proof of concept development ,demos etc., in new and emerging smart technologies.

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URBAN KNOWLEDGE LAB 

CoE for effective urban planning, financing and governance.
  • to undertake research relevant to Indian context and build urban knowledge centre—build quality & standards, sharing best practices and other supporting data analytics for ULBs

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MONITORING & EVALUATION 

Monitor and evaluate urban policies, programs, interventions and processes:
  • To provide support for policy-makers by analysing important trends in urban development through frequent surveys and data collection.
  • To identify and evaluate the potential impacts(beneficial and adverse)of urban development projects such as the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT

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NETWORKING & ADVOCACY

To create networking opportunities for different stakeholders- GtoB, GtoG, BtoB, GtoC, BtoC etc., through conferences, workshops and other events
“Smart Cities India Foundation Annual Awards for Excellence”- to celebrate innovation and outstanding achievements in the Urban institutions, private sector and NGOs. The award categories include:
  • Smart initiative of the year
  • Best urban apps
  • Excellence in women safety
  • Environmental excellence(WASH, SWM etc.)
  • Affordable housing
  • Senior citizens’ welfare
  • Urban renewal, restoration & heritage
  • Water recycling ,land use and planned development
  • Excellence in transport planning & traffic management