In the approach to the Shakti Smart Cities Mission, the objective of ICLEI South Asia is to support two Indian states (Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh) through technical advisory in building their capacity to develop smart built environment action plans to focus on influencing smart urban mobility and smart buildings approach which can feed into ongoing efforts of smart city program.
The “Supporting smart urban mobility and built environment in Indian cities” project was awarded to ICLEI South Asia in October 2015 for providing handholding support to Indian cities. ICLEI- SA brought Sandeep Gandhi Architects on board through a contract on October 2015 for providing technical assistance on transportation aspects.
The motive and deliverables of the project is to engage with state level officials in two states and have continuous engagements with targeted authorities in cities on urban transport and building regulations. This would further include assessment of existing urban transport scenario in the identified cities for each state and further provide handholding support and build state level preparedness to cities for smart city approach.
ICLEI– SA has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Udaipur Municipal Corporation, Kakinada Municipal Corporation and providing advocacy and research in sustainable transportation and building energy efficiency.
October 2015 – January 2017