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A necessary approach to Smarter Cities

At the beginning of last year we entered familiar and yet new territory – urban India. It began with a workshop we organised on Imagining Urban India 2025, aimed at building scenarios and solutions sets for the future of Indian … Continue reading

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Why we need to Market Smarter Cities from India

By Virginia Sharma Last month we had a fantastic engagement with decision makers and stakeholders from Government and Industry on making a smarter planet – city by city. It was not ideology and theory and brainstorming. It was about learning … Continue reading

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Revisiting smarter cities

In a previous blog we mentioned using our weekly sabha’s as a platform to discuss and develop the Design Public conclave challenge tracks. For this week’s sabha we re-visited the smarter cities challenge track, which we will be taking forward … Continue reading

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Smarter cities India forum

IBM, as a part of its global initiative to create smarter, sustainable, technologically-led cities, is organizing a Smarter Cites India forum, the sixth edition of a series of global events. The forum, to be held in Gurgaon tomorrow (the 13th … Continue reading

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Looking Back to Look Forward

  I met up with Virginia Sharma, the Chief Marketing Officer for IBM India and South Asia, based in Mumbai. Virginia worked with us closely on the last edition of Design Public, and has wide experience in different kinds of … Continue reading

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Concluding Plenary: What do we need to do to build an innovation society?

Design Public is not merely an exercise of the mind in the theory of innovation and the ideal of an innovation society. In the first three panels the challenges, needs, and goals of India’s development as an innovation society will … Continue reading

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One Week Until Design Public Conclave

We are one week away from Design Public III: Trust, Participation, Innovation, a conclave bringing together government officials, private sector, social sector, funding agencies, specialists, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss and debate the challenges, goals, and strategies of transforming India … Continue reading

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Designing Cities in a Knowledge Economy

In India and around the globe, the economy has been moving further and further away from manufacturing and products — the so-called ‘brick and mortar’ economy — to a knowledge economy, also called the ‘internet’ or ‘networked’ economy. Here, the … Continue reading

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Planning for Innovation for Smarter Cities

India has some of the worst urban indicators across the board, but has far worse urban infrastructure and management than other cities in countries of comparable wealth and human development indicators. Why is this? Urban problems are intractable almost by … Continue reading

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How are Innovation and Excellence related?

  Jeby Cherian wrote me a note the other day saying, and I quote: ‘one of my pet peeves is our “just enough is good enough” attitude.’ Jeby wants us to make a commitment to excellence in everything we do … Continue reading

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