The 3rd South Asian Cities Summit -2016
Development of smart cities in South Asia comes with a plethora of new demands and
consequent economic activities, such as development of novel public transport systems, physical
infrastructure, IT infrastructure, waste management, water management and affordable housing.
India and other South Asian countries can better utilize opportunities that urbanization provides
them to transform their economies to join the ranks of richer nations.
The launch of three mega urban schemes in India, i.e., Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for
Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), and Housing for All in urban areas, will set
in motion the process of urban transformation to enable better living. The missions are new,
innovative and focused on pressing needs to improve the quality of life for citizens today, and in
Realizing this potential and with a holistic view of providing sustainable solutions for cities, All
India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), and United Cities and Local Governments Asia
Pacific (UCLG) along with other national and International organizations announces the 3rd South
Asian Cities (SAC) Summit 2016 on Smart Cities - Aspirations and Challenges. The Summit will
convene a high profile gathering of national, international, state and local government officials,
utilities, policy makers, financiers, technologists, non-profit organizations, business leaders,
academicians, researchers and community organizations – all with a common goal of working
together to develop and build a better future for cities and their citizens.