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19.8.2016: Smart City: Infrastructure & Mobility, Pune
Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), University of Goettingen, School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and University of Cologne in collaboration with IISER Pune, conducted a workshop on ‘Smart City: Infrastructure & Mobility’ on August 19, in Pune. The workshop was coordinated by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (Branch Office of the Heidelberg University in India) and supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation. Organized at IISER Pune, the workshop was attended by over 80 participants, representing government agencies, education & research institutions, non-governmental organisations and industry.The purpose of the workshop is to add to the visibility of the German scientific landscape; to deepen the collaboration between German and Indian scientific communities; to initiate a dialogue between Indian and German scholars and practitioners on Smart Cities; to publish and circulate a comprehensive policy paper consisting of recommendations for stakeholders and decision makers; to establish a long-term platform for exchange between scholars and practitioners, both in India and Germany, working on Smart Cities and to contribute to the larger debate on smart cities in the world. The workshop was structured into the following thematic panels: smart transportation, inclusive cities, urban infrastructure planning & design and social infrastructure. The workshop was opened by Dr. Naresh Sharma, Head, International Relations & Academic Adviser and  Prof. Dr. A.A. Natu, from IISER Pune, and followed by highly interesting presentations on ‘Bicycles in the Smart City: The case from Pune’ (Ms Sanskriti Menon, Programme Director, CEE Central Regional Cell and CEE Urban Programmes, Centre for Environment Education, Pune), ‘How to decide what's Smart and what isn't when it comes to deciding transport solutions in cities’ (Mr Ranjit Gadgil), ‘Delivering India’s Smart Cities - Translating the Vision into Delivery’ (Mr. Sanjay Paranjpe, Siemens Ltd.),or Dorsch Consult India (Mumbai), to name just a few.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017
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