The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), a professional institute working for effective planning on land use, has chosen the Bhubaneswar Smart City proposal as the best entry under the category “International Development”.
The international jury has viewed the Smart City plan of Bhubaneswar as an excellent example of a model of sustainable urbanization that has the transformative potential to provide citizens with prosperity, safety, and equity. “The innovation factor was introduced in the Strategic Plan by using best globally practices to fit into the local context,” the jury has opined.
The Canadian top design award is a rare honour for any city of India. The Smart City Proposal, which won the prestigious international award was designed by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubanesewar Development Authority, IBI Group and Jones Lang LaSalle.
The Smart City Proposal of Bhubaneswar was unique for its inclusiveness with inputs from children, women, social service organisations, elderly, physically challenged and transgenders. It has also used the social media tools to its maximum capacity for gaining the people’s verdict in choosing the priority areas and also selecting the smart city district and pan-city solutions.
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) annual Awards for planning projects judged on the excellence, innovation, impact on the profession, implementation potential and overall presentation of all entries.