In a 30-minute online assessment, poor people visualize the dimensions of their poverty and map a way out. Developed by a microfinance organization in Paraguay, the Poverty Stoplight tool is now being used in 18 countries. Would it work in your community? Click to find out.
Smart City Tools
21 startups from Microsoft Ventures Portfolio showcased simple smart city apps and solutions, which are not only easy to implement but also low-cost at the 'Smart City Startups Conclave' organised by Microsoft in association with the Telangana government.
Read how Uber ride has not only become cheaper, but also safer with use of innovative technology that disguises mobile numbers; Irrate about petty change for the rickshaw ride, worry not opt for cashless commute.
The Lucknow police issues 500 electronic challans following the installation of Smart Surveillance 2.0 by Mahindra Defence, in record time, to enhance safety & security of citizens. Find out how the city, in Uttar Pradesh which tops the lists of crimes and violations, embarked on this journey.
Cities are at the threshold of a new golden age. Smart technologies can dramatically improve urban livability, workability and sustainability while also saving money. The Smart Cities Council India puts cities on the path to smart city success by teaching them a holistic, integrated approach.
Developed specifically for government officials and technology engineers, the Council's Smart Cities Readiness Workshops promote an interactive learning environment to help participants assess their city's readiness to innovate. Click for details on upcoming workshops you may wish to attend or to learn how your organization can host a Readiness Workshop.
Though the 'Smart Cities' initiatives around the globe are great case studies, each city has unique characteristics and problems and should focus on finding contextual local solutions.
New Town Kolkata could be the first city in West Bengal to get a smart fuelling zone. The states petrol pumps, will have additional facilities such as recharge of electric-run vehicles, Wi-fi hotspot and electronic surveillance system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, which aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world.
Vendors play a critical role as cities work toward smart infrastructure upgrades to enhance livability and economic vitality. Now Navigant Research has released a report that lists and ranks the suppliers it considers most capable of helping cities reach their goals. (We're not boasting, but the top five are Council partners.)