XUMG-Xavier University, Bhubaneswar actively collaborated with Collaboratory for Urban Resilience & Energy (CURE), Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester (UoM), and the Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur for Smart Wise Inclusive Cities – India Pilot project, March 18 – 24, 2018
This research proposal investigated the role of smart city technologies in urban transformation. Powerful and innovative, smart technologies often disrupt embedded political, economic and social structures of the cities. At the same time, they also bring new opportunities for Smart Wise Inclusive Cities (SWIC). The SWIC model manages a smart technology innovation process, in full engagement with societal / developmental policies: i.e. social inclusion, anti-poverty, anti-corruption, sustainable business, and effective open governance. To do this needs new methods for mapping / analysis of urban technologies and socio-technical systems. The research will apply the ‘smart-wise’ method and ‘synergistic’ mapping toolkit, to explore the underlying learning and feedback in the urban system. Fieldwork would include stakeholder interviews and workshops. The research points towards emerging concepts on collective urban intelligence (the ‘deeper city mind’). The project also has strong policy links: to the Indian National Smart Cities Mission.
As part of the project a stakeholder consultative workshop was held on 23 March 2018. The workshop was and the research was coordinated by Prof. Joe Ravetz (UoM), Prof. Tathagata Chatterji (XUB) and Prof. Souvanic Roy (IIEST). The principal investigators were:
Principal Investigators (PI):
|Collaboratory for Urban Resilience & Energy (CURE), Manchester Urban Institute University of Manchester (UoM)||Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance (XUMG) Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)||Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur|
Prof. Dr. Joe Ravetz
Prof. Dr. Jessica Symons
Prof. Dr. Kajri Mishra Prof. Dr. Tathagata Chatterji
Dr. Mayank Dube
Prof. Dr. Souvanic Roy
Mr. Gaurav Pradhan MBA (UMG) student along with XUB PhD Research Scholar Rana Prithviraj Singh Thakur and Ms Radhika Goel (IIEST) played significant roles in organising the workshop. All the students of the MBA (UMG) batch 2016-18 participated in the workshop.