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14th International Conference & Exhibition on Smart & Sustainable City Solutions (Municipalika 2017)
May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
14th International Conference on & Exhibition on Smart & Sustainable City Solutions (Municipalika 2017)- For the past 13 years Municipalika, the International Conference and Exhibition, has been instrumental in highlighting pertinent issues revolving around these challenges and opportunities, sharing best and leading practices, evolving technological and managerial solutions, and providing inputs for policy interventions.
The three day conference and exhibition is attended by mayors, municipal commissioners, senior urban development officials from the Central and State Governments, Urban Local Bodies and Housing Agencies from all over India, built environment professionals, architects, planners, and engineers to answer the question: “How do we plan, design, build and maintain sustainable built environment and smart cities?”
India has seen rapid urbanization in recent times, its urban population growing from 286 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011, constituting 31.16% of the country’s population. This is expected to reach 590 million by 2030, contributing 70% to the country’s GDP. According to a McKinsey report, by 2030 India will have 6 mega cities with a population of 10 million or more, 13 cities with 4 million people each, and 68 cities with population of over 1 million each.
The Government of India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has launched many initiatives for improving the quality of life in cities and to make cities inclusive, equitable, vibrant, and economically competitive, with the state-of-the-art infrastructure. The flagship projects are 100 Smart Cities, 500 Cities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Swachh Bharat Mission, Housing for All (PMAY), HRIDAY and Digital India. These programmes and the gargantuan growth of urban population is throwing up challenges and opportunities in the housing and infrastructure sectors for the central, state and local/city governments, as well as private industry.