World Sustainable Development Summit 2023: Towards People-Centric Smart City Development

New Delhi, India | Thursday, February 23, 2023


The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2023 was organized on 22-24 February 2023 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.


At this event, experts from Delegation of European Union (EU) to India and India EU Urban Partnership (IEUP) Support Project participated on 23 February 2023 in different sessions on aspects of Urban Water, Urban Public Transportation and People centric Smart City Development.



The sessions provided a platform for diverse stakeholders leading the mainstreaming resilience effort in smart cities to share their experiences in integrating data-driven approaches in planning, management and decision-making, net zero development, as well as ongoing initiatives and results achieved so far. The discussion was made around people-centric smart city development, challenges in the integration of marginalized and vulnerable groups in smart city development policies, and the use of available technologies, data and methods to better inform the policies to people. The sessions also discussed the various challenges faced and provide an opportunity to discuss innovative ways to tackle them as a potential way forward. 



The session saw enthusiastic response and aimed to provide long-term solutions for the benefit of global communities.


The summit was attended by over 2000 participants from various organisations, academia, industry etc. in India and abroad.