Making a City Smart encapsulates learnings from the Smart Cities Mission to outline the WHAT, WHY and HOW a Smart City. It is structured as a workbook with tasks in each section to help cities chart out their own smart city journeys.
The book illustrates how a Smart City is a city that works for its people. It is NOT the highest end state of a city and it does not sit at the top of a city's pyramid of needs - from basic up to creative. Being smart makes a city more able and agile to move from one level to the next, guided by principles of making most from limited resources, taking everyone along, quickly adapting to changes, being resilient in the face of stresses or shocks at each stage, and using technology mindfully at every step of the way to reach scale and speed.