NITI Aayog in collaboration with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise organised a two day workshoponDeveloping Strategic Baseline Framework for Cities for 18th and 19th October 2016 at NITI Aayog, New Delhi. The workshop was focusing in the areas of urban planning & governance, water,waste water and solid waste management and PPP. One of the areas identified for brainstorming and further deep diving in this workshop was “Integrated Data Management System” for cities.Dr. Yogita Shukla, Director-Research, view of her expertise in the area of geo-spatial planning & technologies was invited at this workshop and contribute to developing a framework for “Integrated Data Management System” for cities.
The workshop was focused on Developing Strategic Framework for Urban Planning and Governance – Integrated Data Management; Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management; and for Public Financing (PPP).
Ms. SunitaSanghi, Adviser, Urban Planning, NITI Aayog welcomed all the participants at the workshop and said that this advisory workshop will provide the direction for developing the baseline framework which will be guiding the development of urban habitats in the country. Ms. Kris Leow, Manager, International Partnerships, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise talked about the collaboration between the Singapore and Indian governments in supporting the country’s vision of smart and sustainable urban habitats.
Overview and Introduction on methodologies for developing strategic and baseline framework for the key focus areas were presented by SubarnaJurong, CH2M and PwC to provide the direction for further discussion and brainstorming in the workshop.
Three groups focusing on Integrated Data Management; Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management; and for Public Financing (PPP) were created for further discussion on how the framework should be drafted. Dr. Yogita Shukla was part of the group on Integrated Data Management for Cities.
The group discussed and deliberated on the framework for Integrated Data Management for Cities and came up with a preliminary framework for the same, which was then presented at the workshop. The group had identified geospatial based modelling and analytics as the way to go for urban planning, management and monitoring. The group also agreed that geospatial technology usage need to be taken beyond just Master Plan Creation to entire life cycle for driving the economic growth of the urban habitations.
The group on Integrated Data Management will prepare a broad framework which will be presented to NITI Aayog in December 2016.
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