PwC report says a smart sustainable city are aligned with UN’s SDGs

By Accommodation Times News Services

PWCThe global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their report on development of ‘Smart Cities’ titled ‘Making cities smart and sustainable’ mentioned that “the pillars of a smart sustainable city” are completely aligned with the proposed UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The closer the integration of sustainability into India’s ‘100 Smart Cities’ initiative, the greater will be the linkages with the SDGs,” PwC said in a report. Under the government’s 100 smart cities programme, each selected city will receive central assistance of Rs.100 crore annually for five years, driving economic growth.

Citing good governance, planning and financing as among the key institutional factors for realising sustainable cities, the report said “responsibility and accountability are integral towards making our community more sustainable. Good governance serves as a powerful inspiration for promoting reforms in policies and programmes for sustainable development”.

Further report added, “Sustainable development include open and transparent opportunities for the poor and underprivileged to access information and secure their rights over land, forest and energy resources”.

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