Smart Cities are built “Bottom up, Incremental and Inclusive”

Recently I’ve been Tweeting on “Bottom up, Incremental, Inclusive” (BII) approach to building Smart Cities.

Whether its Smart City OS or a Walled Garden approach, history tells us that not only cities, but recent advances like the Internet, just aren’t built top down. Social innovation is bottom up.

I like ICF’s approach to Smart Cities. They need to be innovative, inclusive and boot-strapped. People are also more innovative about their daily lives than any government or corporation. Just look at the Jugaad Innovation happening in some of the most populated cities in the world.

We need technology and investment, but don’t be blinded to solving the problems of cities and making people’s lives easier. We need “Bottom up, Incremental & Inclusive” approach to Smart Cities.

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