The Director, NIUA, attended the Conference on Smart & Liveable Cities, Infra Conclave Rajasthan; organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 20 June 2014 at Jaipur. He addressed the Inaugural session and Plenary session 1 on "Need for Smart and Inclusive Cities", along with other senior dignitaries Mr Ashok Jain, Addl Chief Secretary – UDH & LSG, Govt. of Rajasthan; Mr Srinivas Janga Rao, Commissioner of Police – Jaipur, Govt. of Rajasthan and others. They also released a report titled "Smart Cities: Moving from Concept to Reality", which NIUA had compiled being the technical partner for the Conference. The other sessions highlighted on "Smart City Framework: Challenges & Opportunities and Role of Governance & Technology".