We don't need Just the Smart Cities or Smart Laws. Because we need a composition of both.Both are complementary to each other.We need Smart cities having Smart laws.
It is expected that in India, by 2050, 70% of the population lives in cities. But the present cities are not capable to accommodate the growing migrants. 500 new cities are needed by then according to futurologists. To address this challenge, Government of India launched 'Smart cities Mission' in 2015.
There is an emerging need for the cities to get smarter in India so that it would tackle the issues related with the large scale urbanization. Smart city can be defined as a city which should be equipped with basic infrastructure to give a decent quality of life.
Recently, PM Modi has announced his vision to set up around 100 smart cities across the nation. The 100 smart city mission tend to promote the adoption of smart solutions for the proper use of available resources and infrastructure. But, does a country like India require a smart cities? Let's take a look.
Smart cities concept was born in 2008, when IBM introduced this concept as a part of its Smarter Planet Initiative. There are some successful smart cities in other countries such as Amsterdam, Barcelona & Stockholm etc.