Prospect of Faridabad as a Smart City: A Review

  • Shahid JamalEmail author
  • Anjan Sen
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


Urbanization has become a universal phenomenon, which is evident from the fact that less-developed countries will experience a rapid pace of urbanization compared with developed countries. For instance, Africa, Asia, and Latin America will have more urban population than North America, Europe, and Australia by 2050. For the first time in the history of human civilization, the urban population exceeded the rural one in 2008. By 2030, it is also estimated that 70% of the worlds’ population will be concentrated in cities. In this regard, the smart city provides different advantages to different emerging new urban areas. Smart cities look to counter and decrease all kinds of challenges, such as lack of energy resources, inadequate health care facilities, poor infrastructure, irregular supply of drinking water, vulnerable housing conditions, etc. In 2015, to meet the growing aspirations of the city’s urban population, the Ministry of Urban Development selected Faridabad, among other 100 cities, to be first on the Smart City Mission list. The Smart City Mission has the basic objective to identify improvements in essential city infrastructure, provide a better quality of life, offer smart solutions to problems, and ensure sustainable development for the unified growth of the city. Analytical and descriptive methods were used in this study. For the collection of data, secondary data and primary survey were used. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to generate the results. Based on past experiences regarding the smart city and its role in the development of the city, a household survey was conducted in November 2016 in different towns of Faridabad, Haryana. There is an urgent need in Faridabad to deliver essential infrastructure in such a way as to fulfil the requirements of urbanization. Faridabad needs an inclusive approach to use the optimum potential of smart management because the inclusive approach is considered an efficient and effective tool to capture a healthy relationship among the environment, the government programmes, and the people. In this regard, awareness, public participation, and education can play a vital role in making Faridabad a smart city.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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