Prabhat Ranjan, CMD, Olympeo Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd- Clearance of 100 Smart City Projects by the government is pragmatic step and is reflecting the aspirations of this country led by Generation X. Addressing the basic needs of people ‘Housing for All by 2022’ is not enough, now the softer and futuristic approach needs to be taken into account. Smart City is not only about the usage of technology to alleviate the convenience of people and optimization of natural resources. We can include the aspects like Happiness Index, sustainability, localization, harmony as larger goals of our Smart City. The planning of Smart City should work towards reducing the Urban and Rural divide, it should have inclusive approach for all classes of people. Detailing of the components of Smart Cities, role of government and private sector, time-line and implementable steps is expected as next step. Read More on Magic Bricks http://content.magicbricks.com/industry-news/industry-buzz/industry-welcomes-100-smart-cities-mission/81260.html