Smart Cities

We at Divyasampark IIT Roorkee will aim at making smart cities sustainable, with better quality of life (QoL), urbanization, and smartness. The sustainability of a smart city is related to city infrastructure and governance, energy and climate change, pollution and waste, and social issues, economics and health. The quality of life (QoL) can be measured in terms of the emotional and financial well-being of the citizens. The urbanization aspects of the smart city include multiple aspects and indicators, such as technology, infrastructure, governance, and economics. The smartness of a smart city is conceptualized as the ambition to improve economic, social and environmental standards of the city and its inhabitants. Various commonly quoted aspects of city smartness include smart economy, smart people, smart governance, smart mobility, and smart living. The focus will be on Smart Infrastructure & Building, Smart Transportation and Smart Energy Grids.