CIDCO Smart City Lab at NIUA

CIDCO has established a ‘CIDCO Smart City Lab’ at NIUA, a research and capacity-building unit that can develop and provide the latest training to CIDCO’s technical personnel, with particular focus on the development of ‘smart cities’. The ‘CIDCO Smart City Lab’ unit is a first step towards the establishment of a national-level training institute in Navi Mumbai. The unit will focus on capturing and creating awareness about the existing knowledge within CIDCO such as the innovations and best practices that have been produced by CIDCO, documenting the history and achievements of CIDCO and the development of Navi Mumbai, conducting training needs assessments for CIDCO’s technical and management staff, planning the training calendar and seeking approval of Advisory Committee, creating knowledge products and learning tools that will enrich the training experience, assessing the data needs for the planning of CIDCO cities, establishing geo-spatial database for CIDCO city planning through coordination of existing data sources and urban indicators, creating a Draft DPR for the CIDCO-NIUA Training Centre in Navi Mumbai, creating awareness about smart and innovative solutions in priority sectors, such as land-use planning and management, traffic & transportation, utility networks, public services, conservation/preservation of greenery and energy efficiency.   

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Project Start Date 
July 2014
Project End Date 
July 2019
Contact Person 
Prof. Jagan Shah
Funding Agency 
Pan India
60 months