Towards Developing Sustainable Smart Cities in India
Shruti, Prabhat Kumar Singh1, Anurag Ohr2

1Shruti*, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.
2Prabhat Kumar Singh, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.
3Anurag Ohri, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 2867-2880 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number:  B3653129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3653.129219
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Abstract: The present paper provides a comprehensive review of frameworks for Sustainable and Smart Cities. The key findings highlight the large gap between the concept of Smart Cities and Environmental Sustainability. We recommend to improve the sustainability quotient by incorporating the use of Information and Communication Technology, thus developing Sustainable Smart Cities. In India, the stipulated guidelines regarding Smart Cities have been proposed by Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) and 14 environmental indicators have been proposed. The extensive review of literature and the present guidelines demands an urgent need of framework for Sustainable Smart Cities in India. Moreover, the indicators selected must fulfill the criteria for smartness and sustainability. The paper concludes by suggesting a framework comprising of four steps: Indicator selection, Benchmarking, Assigning weights and development of Sustainable Smart Cities Environmental Index by the use of selected indicators. The framework developed in this order ensures the Sustainable Smart Cities appear attainable in India.
Keywords: Framework, Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Smart Cities