Smart-Cities for India: Why not Open-Source Villages?

  • Paul VargheseEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)


This concept paper examines the bases for the 100 smart-cities proposed in India—a partial solution is the adoption of leapfrogging technologies. It argues instead for the idea of smart-villages, like the PURA model proposed by Abdul Kalam, which could build up rural areas and mitigate migration. Better would be a scheme of open-source architecture/settlements supported by ICT, developable for rural areas; further, their inherent knowledge needs to be captured, preserved and adapted to today’s context.


Smart-cities Leapfrogging E-governance Smart-villages Open-source Traditional knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IntelliARCHIrinjalakudaIndia

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