IBM builds smarter city for Palava

IBM has announced a partnership with Lodha Group to build and manage smart city infrastructure for Palava, which will set the benchmark for 21st century urban living in India. Envisioned as a city of opportunity and spanning over 4,000 acres, Palava will incorporate IBM’s smarter cities technology using advanced, data driven systems to integrate information from all city operations into a single system to improve efficiency and deliver an enhanced quality of life for residents.
Palava was born out of a vision to become an ecosystem – nurturing business, creating jobs and delivering growth. To achieve this, the Lodha Group is embedding smart elements in the city’s design and infrastructure. Strategically located at the junction of Navi Mumbai and Dombivali, Palava, is envisioned to become the largest ever private, completely planned development in urban India. To enable Palava’s smarter city development, IBM will provide a foundation to integrate multiple city agencies and provide a unified view into all city functions, helping all departments collaborate, share insights to improve the experience for its citizens. By enabling insight driven actions, city officials will be able better allocate resources and provide a more resident centric approach to city management.IBM Intelligent Operations serves as the backbone of city infrastructure and centralizes key city functions through real time monitoring and advanced analytics.
Providing a 360 degree view of the key functions for managing the city, will enable city officials to better allocate resources, adopt preventative maintenance measures and proactively manage issues that could affect quality of life. IBM is enabling Palava to go beyond “smart instrumentation” and be a truly interconnected and intelligent city by integrating different service areas such as energy, water, transportation, public safety and smart cards with a central command and control centre.

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