In Conversation with Kunal Kumar
Date & Time
Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Shreya Gadepalli, South Asia Director, ITDP India, Chennai, India
Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director (Smart Cities), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India
While many cities have taken the first steps towards sustainable mobility, they often face challenges in scaling up these initiatives. The jump from a few kilometres of pilot interventions to a city-wide, state-wide, or nation-wide transformation requires a strong vision, champions in the government, adequate funding, and a strong capacity to implement. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Smart Cities Mission and the former Commissioner of Pune, in conversation with Shreya Gadepalli, South Asia Programme Lead, ITDP, discusses his insights into implementing initiatives across Pune and scaling up this transformation across the entire country through two flagship Challenges through the Smart Cities Mission.