India’s Smart Cities Mission: Smart for Whom? Cities for Whom?

Housing and Land Rights Network India

This study by Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), India, brings to light several human rights issues related to India’s much publicized Smart Cities Mission (SCM), which aims to create 100 ‘smart cities’ in the country by the year 2020.

As the Mission completes two years this month, HLRN’s report titled ‘India’s Smart Cities Mission: Smart for Whom? Cities for Whom?’ presents a human rights and social justice analysis of the process and guidelines of the Mission as well as of the 60 selected Smart City Proposals. The report also provides recommendations to the government and other involved agencies, with the aim of fulfilling the realization of human rights of all residents and promoting inclusive, integrated, and sustainable national development. 

The study is available here

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