Digitalization of Indian Cities: Regional Variations

ISID organised a webinar on “Digitalization of Indian Cities: Regional Variations” on August 28, 2023. The presentation was made by Dr Marie-Hélène Zérah, Research Director, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France, and Mr Khaliq Parkar, Doctoral Fellow, CESMMA, Université Paris Cité, France. The presentation was discussed by a panel of experts that included Dr Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York, USA; Mr Triveni Prasad Nanda, Assistant Professor, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida; and Dr Surya Tewari, Assistant Professor, ISID. Dr Ramaa Arun Kumar, Assistant Professor, ISID, moderated the webinar.


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Abstract: The existing research on smart cities in India is situated either in the discursive understanding of the Indian idea of smart or analysis of selected cities’ experiments. Breaking from this dichotomy, it is argued that rolling out of smart cities should be read along a longer history of neo-liberal municipal reforms, which has led to institutional rescaling through the special purpose vehicles and entrenched networks of consultants that drive contemporary urban interventions.