Modern living sees increasing urbanisation with cities around the world expanding and transforming the landscape. This requires cities that are smart, secure and sustainable. Cities face increasing demand from their citizens for the essentials of food, clean water and power. They also require a smarter infrastructure that includes more efficient transportation, better medical facilities, access to information for work and leisure, all in a secure environment. In parallel, the increasing pace of technology development and rising consumer demands markedly contrasts to diminishing natural resources and climate change creates challenges that are unique to this century. So how can cities prepare for these issues and what smart solutions can be used to create secure and sustainable cities?
The Global Summit on Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities is the summit where decision makers, industry and other stakeholders from around the world will gather to discuss these issues. The focus for this year’s summit will be on the “opportunities and challenges in India” in the context of smart cities, energy, water and waste management. The Summit is brought to you by India Smart Grid Forum(ISGF) is a Public Private Partnership initiative of Ministry of Power(MoP), Government of India, along with India News and Knowledge Partner, Independent Power Producers Association of India.