Smart Cities Council regional chapter opened in Bangalore, India

Smart Cities Council, an industry body for smart city development and innovation, is opening a new regional chapter in India.

India is the first regional chapter of the Global Smart Cities Council.

With a population expected to reach 590 million by 2030, nearly twice that of the United States, Indian cities are poised to experience tremendous pressure on urban infrastructure and key public services.

“The Smart Cities Council provides cities with the resources to assess their ability to innovate. Our Partners and Advisors across the globe will help set priorities and begin implementation for city development,” said Smart Cities Council Executive Director Jim Whittaker.

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The Centre for Sustainable Development is a non-profit organization located in the City of Bangalore, the IT and knowledge capital of India. They promote sustainable development through programs that engage diverse stakeholders and build capacity to achieve sustainability across sectors.

Nearly 20 companies including IBM, Bechtel, Grid2020, MasterCardand Microsoft have joined since Smart Cities Council was formed in 2012.

In addition, over 50 universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups, and development banks act as the Advisory Board.

Brigade Group Bangalore has already consented to be a partner in Smart City Council India.

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