Smart City Mission

Smart City Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting programme by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India. The Mission targets over 100 cities, promotes peoples' participation, transparency in governance, stakeholder consultation and gives opportunity to local decision makers.

The tool is developed as a support application for government agencies and other stakeholders to easily understand and implement smart city plans.

An Introduction

The Smart city web tool is an open source resource of knowledge expected to help municipal officials, city planners, technical experts, consultants, academic institutions, scholars, researchers, civil society members and non-profits, and citizens of India.

The tool has been jointly developed by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia, in partnership with Sandeep Gandhi Architects, and funding support from Shakti Foundation. State governments of Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, and city governments of Jaipur, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam and Kakinada, along with other ICLEI member ULBs and authorities, have contributed to the development of the tool.

How the tool works / How to use the tool:

  • STEP 1

    Select the category of resource: power, water, transport, land or waste.

  • STEP 2

    Select the change you want to bring in, such as reduction in demand, conservation, production or improvement

  • STEP 3

    Select the level of project implementation from city, neighborhood and building

  • STEP 4

    Look for type of document from acts & laws, policies, government orders, toolkits handbooks and green building rating systems.

  • STEP 5

    Refine your search from international, national and regional examples

Why we need Smart city web tool

Smart city web tool provides its users the knowledge of existing legal framework, policy options and best practices. It will enable ULBs, consultants and other interest groups to make informed decisions and conduct realistic implementation of Smart interventions, and also alert them on expected barriers like dearth of technical capacity.

The tool showcases many case studies, projects, technical documents, implementation guidelines and toolkits on smart interventions. It also lists existing policies, acts and legislations. If needed, the tool also recommends best suited legal framework from other cities or countries.

Get Involved

Join the initiative:

Representatives of municipal corporations, government organizations, national and international NGOs, multilateral and bilateral organisations, institutions and civil society groups are invited to join us to make the WebTool more comprehensive and useful. Recognized private bodies and organisations involved in development of human settlements are also encouraged to join and make their contributions.

Contribute to our database

If you know any helpful relevant document not listed on the website, you can contribute to the Web Tool by simply sharing the information using the simple form. Contributors can attach the document or the link of to the relevant policy, legislation, report or good practices. After a review, the contribution will be uploaded on the website and will be available for users.

Whats New

National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016)

New Delhi, March 15, 2017

SP 7: 2016 / National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016) launched. Advocates use of new materials & integrated building approval system.

Call for Contribution

Smart City web tool's contribution section is now open. 

Visit: Contribution Section 

or e-mail us at

New document added

Uploaded on: 12-02-2017

Guidelines for Integrated Water Resources Development and Management


Author: MoWR GoI

New document added

Uploaded on: 07-02-2017

Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code: Toolkit for Smart Cities


Author: PNNL 


Smart City Webtool launch

New Delhi, January 17, 2017

Smart City web tool formally launched in a knowledge sharing event on Sustainable Urban Transport and Built Environment in Indian Smart Cities.

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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading network of over 1,500 cities, towns and metropolises committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI helps its members to make their cities and regions sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, ecomobile, biodiverse, resource-efficient and productive, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure impacting over 20% of the world's urban population.

ICLEI South Asia - the South Asian arm of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, aims to build and serve a regional network of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in regional and global sustainability through local initiatives. Over 10 years, ICLEI South Asia has emerged a strong and vibrant local government association with a membership base of over 60 cities.

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