India’s plan for Smart Cities Mission includes components such as- City Improvement (Retrofitting), City Renewal (Redevelopment) and City Extensions (Greenfield Development) along with a pan-city initiative where the Smart Solutions are going to be applied for covering more extensive parts of the city.
•Retrofitting will be introducing planning done in an existing built-up area for achieving the smart city objectives, in line with other purposes for making the existing areas more efficient and more liveable.
•Redevelopment creates an effect of the replacement of the current built-up environment. This will be enabling the co-creation of a new layout having an enhanced infrastructure by using mixed land use and increased density.
•The City Extensions or Greenfield development will introduce Smart Solutions in a previously vacant area, by the use of innovative planning, plan financing, and other plan implementation tools, with a provision of affordable housing for the poor.
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