Prof. Jagan Shah, Director NIUA attended World Smart City Expo in Barcelona, Spain (18-22 November 2013)

Submitted by nanda on 1 July 2014 - 5:15pm

The Director, NIUA, visited Barcelona, Spain, from 18 - 22 November 2013, to attend the World Smart City Expo and a meeting of the organizing committee for the World Congress of the Metropolis network, to be organized in Hyderabad in October 2014.

Two meetings were held between NIUA, represented by Prof. Jagan Shah, and Metropolis, represented by Mr. Alain le Saux, Secretary General of Metropolis, and Mr. Sunil Dubey, who coordinates and promotes the network’s activities in India. The meetings focused on ii) NIUA’s role in programming the Congress in Hyderabad, (ii) Collaboration between NIUA and Metropolis in promoting smart cities in India, (iii) NIUA’s leadership in becoming a regional hub for the Metropolis International Training Institutes (MITI), and (iv) the establishment of a fund for capacity building activities in Indian cities.

In addition to the Mr Alain Le Saux and his team, the organizing committee meeting at the Metropolis office was also attended by Mr.Somesh Kumar, Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation; Mr. Mohan Chandra Pargaien, Special Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited, and Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO and Managing Director, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor development Corporation.