Indo-French Seminar: Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities
Indo-French seminar, “Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities”, on 4th November 2015, a collaborative effort of the Embassy of France in India, the Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
New Delhi, 4 November 2015
For the inagural session, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, additional secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, Dr Jyotsna Suri, President of FICCI, and Ambassador François Richier were present.
The seminar brought together Indian urban development stakeholders to help prepare roadmaps for the implementation of the MoUD’s Smart Cities Mission in their cities/regions. It included discussions on practical solutions to the challenges of modern urban development. The three focus areas of this seminar were: governance of smart cities, sustainable technological solutions to the challenges of modern urban development, and integration of existing infrastructure in smart city plans.
The French side was represented by a high-level delegation, including representatives of the French Ministry of Urban Development and officials of the administrations of the French cities of Bordeaux and Lyon with proven successful experience in smart city projects.