The Real Estate Management Institute- REMI in partnership with Gaia Smart Cities and the BSE Institute launches a Smart Cities Program

One of India’s leading real estate educational institutes, The Real Estate Management Institute (REMI), has collaborated with Gaia Smart Cities and the BSE Institute, to launch a comprehensive Smart Cities Program in Mumbai scheduled from the 27th of June 2017 to the 29th of June 2017.

The program has been structured equivalent to university-level executive education courses to provide attendees with the multi-disciplinary knowledge required to take advantage of the Smart City opportunity. This intensive 3 Day program, taught by industry experts and thought leaders, has been carefully designed in line with global benchmarks and in consultation with key industry associations in India. The aim of the program is to enable individuals and companies transform core skills and seize new opportunities to address the large market for Smart Cities.

The program will be delivered by industry experts and thought leaders such as DR. SUMIT D CHOWDHURY, Founder & CEO, Gaia Smart Cities, KARUNA GOPAL, President, Foundation for Futuristic Cities, AMRITA CHOWDHURY, Strategy, Marketing & Design Thinking Expert and MAYURI NAIK, User Experience & Design Expert and Dr. PRASHUN DUTTA, Ex-CIO, Tata Power and Reliance Infrastructure; Systems Thinking, Technology & Automation Expert.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said “A city which is two steps ahead of its citizen’s needs is a smart city”.
In 2015, the Government launched the Smart Cities Mission, under the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) Initiative. The aim of this mission is to develop 100 cities (target revised to 109 cities) across the Country with a view to revolutionize the urban landscape of India.

With the growing population creating increased pressure on metropolitan centers in India, there is an urgent requirement for ‘smartly’ developed cities to meet the growing urban demand.
These smart cities are envisioned to be well developed centers that are both residential and commercial hubs, thereby being self-contained units that provide employment opportunities, housing, quality education, easy accessibility, recreational and medical facilities to all its residents. The initiative was allocated funding to the tune of Rs.48,000 crores over the next 5 years.[1]

Through the Unlocking Opportunities in Smart Cities Program taught via a combination of live case studies, interactive lectures and discussions, participants will understand the broad array of interdisciplinary requirements in Smart Cities and seek opportunities in planning, advisory or implementation of Smart City projects.

Shubika Bilkha, Business-Head, REMI, said, “Through the Unlocking Opportunities Smart Cities Program, we at REMI- The Real Estate Management Institute, look to contribute to the Government’s Smart Cities Mission and facilitate industry development by equipping businesses and individuals with the requisite multi-disciplinary skills needed to take advantage of the Smart City opportunity. The program designed and taught by industry thought leaders such as Gaia Smart Cities and Futuristic Cities, is a unique offering structured in line with executive education programs at leading universities globally. As the sector metamorphoses, it is incumbent on real estate, real estate ancillary services and infrastructure businesses and professionals to enhance their skills to stay relevant and remain competitive in an evolving environment.”

Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury, Founder & CEO of Gaia Smart Cities, “This is India’s first masterclass on Smart Cities for practitioners by practitioners – conceptualised by Gaia Smart Cities – to bring together knowhow and experience from global markets and on-ground understanding of challenges and opportunities from local markets, to solve real problems facing Indian cities in a resilient Indian way. Practitioners have been learning about this new and dynamic segment through conferences and advertorials; hence, this course fills a real need-gap to go deep into frameworks, concepts and solutions. Furthermore, building Smart City solutions requires an integrated, ecosystem approach and this course will enable participants to build their network, understand how to interlink independent solutions and form partnerships to win business. India’s Smart Cities are a $75 Billion opportunity waiting to happen, and participants will learn how to unlock it as individuals and businesses”

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