Smart Cities: An Alternative Perspective

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The transition to the smart city involves optimizing information technology to better understand the infrastructures and the behaviour of people and to be able to make informed decisions that meet the needs of citizens.

Abstract: The Smart City Mission, despite the support from various ministries is lacking in several goals including pro-poor approach in addressing several issues including access to basic amenities.

The author is a  Visiting Professor at Institute of Human Development, New Delhi.