Angshik Chaudhuri, Chief of Staff,Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC), Cisco Today, India has one of the largest and fastest growing urban populations in the world. From a Cisco perspective, Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) is an initiative that uses the network as the platform to transform physical communities to connected communities run on networked information to enable economic, social
With a ‘Modi’fi ed India, the country seems set to begin the journey of building 100 smart cities, soon. As their key constituent, smart buildings are the way forward. This is the message emerging from our round table and industry voices at large
Cities today are motivated by their need to drive economic growth, increase investment and job creation, allowing for better standards of living, and the financial capability to manage the city infrastructure that serves the wider urban environment.
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.
Urbanisation across the globe is an accelerating trend. With a shift in economic balance towards emerging markets, Indian cities too are growing rapidly. By 2030, it is estimated that nearly 590 million people will live in Indian cities, and that anywhere between 700 and 900 million sq m of commercial and residential infrastructure will need to be built.
The word ´smart´ or ´intelligent´ is generally attributed to a living being, particularly a human being who observes, perceives and identifies the surroundings; redefines and applies certain intelligence; or creates circumstances so that either the natural forces act in favour of his requirements or he adapts himself in a way that there would be minimal possible damage to him as well as nature.
Buildings today are complex concatenations of structures, systems and technology. Over time, each of the components inside a building has been developed and improved, allowing modern-day building owners to select its features independently. Smart buildings go well beyond just using smart materials and protocols.
Smart buildings go well beyond just using smart materials and protocols. So, what exactly are these? Also called intelligent buildings, these built-in environments have started emerging overseas since the 1980's. Interestingly, even the traditional
Smart buildings are self-sustained and fully equipped automation buildings driven by smart controllers where the various systems interact with each other in the most energy-efficient manner. They achieve their mission of high energy conservation by an optimal integration of the building structure with its MEP and IBM systems.