Sm@rt Cities Summit 2014 on Day 2 commenced with an opening address by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief & MD, ASAPP Media Information Group, the organisers. He briefly touched upon the key perspectives on smart cities such as urban planning, smart buildings and the current readiness of India to adopt smart cities, which were gained from the deliberations on the previous day and set the tone for the four focussed sessions that followed.
Gajendra Haldea, Advisor, Infrastructure, Planning Commission, stated categorically at Construction World Leadership Summit, in Delhi, that, " the target of US$ 1 trillion investment into infrastructure will not be achieved," thus putting at rest all speculation as to how GDP growth target of the twelfth plan will be met.
An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael Jansen is the founder Chairman and CEO of CityZenith and a smart city industry leader with numerous awards and accolades to his credit. In April 2014, he was selected to be honored as the World Cities Summit Young Leader at the World Cities Summit in Singapore