At its meeting on November 23, 2016, the Committee on Town Planning and Building Regulations adopted the statutory decision on the development plan and the green spaces ordinance No. 1609. This is the way for the planned district center with a cultural center and a social center.

On the basis of the urban planning and landscape planning competition of 2010, which Spacial Solutions had won, a total of 420 residential units, a residential building with 165 apartments, a hotel and a children's center are being built on the site south of Hanns-Seidel-Platz.
In close coordination with the city and with the investors, Spacial Solutions has developed the planning and planning plan for the largest investor in the area, BHB Bauträger GmbH Bayern, and is planning the first phase of residential development with about 180 residential units.

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Smart Cities in India: The Way Forward

According to a study by the United Nations, 66 percent of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. India is particularly affected by this development: With Delhi (number three), Mumbai (number twelve) and Kolkata (number 20), three cities from the subcontinent are listed amongst the twenty largest cities in the world.

As most of these mega cities are currently battling serious environmental and climate problems, the Smart City approach offers huge potential: As part of the "Smart Cities Mission", which was launched in 2014, the government in Delhi is spending 7.5 billion USD on the first phase of the transformation of 20 cities into "Smart Cities".

For their recently published study entitled "Smart Cities in India: The Way Forward", CoreNet Global surveyed eight experts from the fields of finance and real estate, information and communications technology and university research and teaching, including Prof. Roland Dieterle, director of the International Project Management Master degree at Stuttgart Technical University of Applied Sciences.

He believes that a holistic approach and the implementation process are key to the success of Smart Cities: "They cannot be piecemeal. A paradigm shift is required: They must take the entire ecosystem into account; from the top right to the bottom. In addition, good governance is required, as well as a solution for the gridlocked situation found in many Indian cities, and a programme for affordable housing. The cities must be attractive for pedestrians." Feasibility studies and city planning are decisive for how these cities grow and develop. The process alone of developing these Smart Cities and intelligent solutions like urban farming and urban mining will create new jobs and business opportunities. The opportunities that lie within these growing cities are enormous."

Smart Cities is a main topic in the International Project Management Master degree for the 2016 summer semester, Master Study Program International Project Management, Hochschule für Technik - Stuttgart.

"Smart Cities in India: The Way Forward" Study as PDF-Download.