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Smart Cities—Opportunities and Challenges

Select Proceedings of ICSC 2019

  • Sirajuddin Ahmed
  • S. M. Abbas
  • Hina Zia
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Abdul Ahad, Farhan Ahmad Kidwai, Yasir Khan, Wiqas Anwar
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nadeem A. Khan, Rachida El Morabet, Roohul Abad Khan, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Aastha Dhingra, Amadur Rahman Khan et al.
    Pages 23-28
  4. Richa Gupta, Saima Majid, Mohini Yadav
    Pages 29-36
  5. Gupta Nimish, V. Banad Sudeep, H. Aithal Bharath
    Pages 37-49
  6. Sanjoy Maji, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Santu Ghosh, Saurabh Kumar Garg, Tariq Sheikh
    Pages 63-78
  7. Sandeep Panchal, Amit Kr. Shrivastava
    Pages 79-89
  8. Anurag Upadhyay, Asit Kumar, Varun Singh
    Pages 127-134
  9. Mohammad Waseem, A. F. Sherwani, Mohd Suhaib
    Pages 135-142
  10. Monalisa Behera, A. K. Minocha, S. K. Bhattacharyya, Md. Reyazur Rahman
    Pages 143-155
  11. Hrusikesh Panda, Hitesh Mohapatra, Amiya Kumar Rath
    Pages 157-166
  12. Afzal Ansari, Vasi Uddin Siddiqui, M. Khursheed Akram, Weqar Ahmad Siddiqi, Shabana Sajid
    Pages 167-175
  13. Ateequr Rehman, Amjad Masood, Sabih Akhtar, M. Shariq
    Pages 177-187
  14. Athar Hussain, Alpana Gupta
    Pages 189-206
  15. Virendra Kumar Paul, Salman Khursheed, Md. Asif Akbari
    Pages 207-218

About these proceedings


This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges (ICSC 2019). The book contains chapters based on urban planning and design, policies and financial management, environment, energy, transportation, smart materials, sustainable development, information technologies, data management and urban sociology reflecting the major themes of the conference. The contents focus on current research towards improved governance and efficient management of infrastructure such as water, energy, transportation and housing for sustainable development, economic growth, and improved quality of life, especially for developing nations. This book will be useful for academicians, researchers, and policy makers interested in designing, developing, planning, managing, and maintaining smart cities.


Urban planning and design Digital city Green city Disaster management Risk evaluation Infrastructure development and monitoring Environmental sustainability Smart transportation Water resource management Smart tourism Application of IoT and smart tools Construction technology Energy management systems Modeling and simulation ICSC 2019

Editors and affiliations

  • Sirajuddin Ahmed
    • 1
  • S. M. Abbas
    • 2
  • Hina Zia
    • 3
  1. 1.Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Sirajuddin Ahmed is a Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He obtained his Masters in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. He was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Wales, UK in 2008. His research interest includes water treatment, constructed wetlands and other natural wastewater treatment technologies, recycling and reuse of wastewater, urban utilities and services, sustainable development, environmental economics. He has published 98 research articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a regular reviewer of international journals viz. Natural Resources and Conservation, Atmospheric Pollution Research, Science of the Total Environment, Waste and Resources Management, African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Current Science, Int. J. of Environment and Waste Management, and Indian Journal of Environmental Protection. Dr. Ahmed is a Fellow member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Wessesx Institute, UK.

Dr. S. M. Abbas is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. He obtained his B.Sc. Engineering (Civil) and M.Sc. Engineering (Building Engineering) from Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He obtained  his Ph.D (Civil Engineering) from IIT Delhi. His major areas of research interest are ground improvement techniques, rockfill modeling, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic response of foundations, geotechnical characterization of pond ash/ flyash. He has published more than 25 research papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He has also published two books in the area of rockfill materials. He got IJOG (an ASCE publication) best paper award. He is a member of ASCE, ISET, IGS, and Fellow of ISRD. 

Dr. Hina Zia is currently Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. She is a qualified architect and urban and rural planner. Her specific interest lies in business models on issues pertaining to growing urbanization. She has worked extensively on technical development and pilot implementation of LEED for cities - a performance based rating system by GBCI in order to mainstream cities and urban settlements of all scales towards livability, efficiency, sustainability and inclusiveness. She has authored and contributed to several books and publications in the domain of sustainable built environment and has more than 25 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She was a member of the Guidelines Development Group for Healthy Housing, WHO, member of the multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee, UN’s 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Buildings & Construction, editorial board member of Renewable and Sustainable Energy: An International Journal and is a regular reviewer of several reputed journals.

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