Operationalizing Resilience for Srinagar Smart City – Bashir
Abstract: Srinagar the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is currently being developed as a Smart City under the Smart City Mission of Government of India. The Smart Cities Mission launched in the year 2015 aims to develop hundred smart cities in India. The main object of this programme is to transform existing cities smart, sustainable and citizen friendly by means of urban development and retrofitting. However, the Smart Cities Mission lacks focus on incorporating resilience as a part of the development. Srinagar is vulnerable to disasters of all types, ranging from earthquakes, floods, landslides to political turmoil and terrorist attacks. The risk of disaster is compounded manifold due to presence of densely populated areas in the city, lack of planned development, stress on existing infrastructure, socio-economic imbalance including others. The focus of this study is to develop a holistic resilience maturity model for Srinagar Smart city which can be used to incorporate resilience in planning, development through a stage-wise maturity. A detailed analysis of the Smart City proposals of the cities was carried out and based on the same, a resilience maturity model was developed. Though only Srinagar Smart City studied, the resilience maturity model can be applicable for other parts of the country and other developing countries having similar smart cities.
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