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About The Challenge

The India Smart Cities Challenge is a competition for municipal leaders and their partners to promote economic opportunity in India, improve governance, and produce better results for residents. In 2015, 98 cities competed in the first round, and the 20 best proposals received funding from the Ministry of Urban Development. Bloomberg Philanthropies was the official Knowledge Partner to the Government of India on the Challenge and drew on its global network to help to design and deliver the first round of the competition.

What is a
Smart City?

Smart Cities focus on their most pressing needs and on the greatest opportunities to improve lives. They tap a range of approaches – digital and information technologies, urban planning best practices, public-private partnerships, and policy change – to make a difference. They always put people first.


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