India’s only heritage city will become a subject matter of discussion for world urban planners at a UN Habitat meet. Ahmedabad’s public transportation and urban planning is going to be discussed at a UN Habitat meet to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July-August, 2018. Fukuoka city is going to host its 12th Asian-Pacific City Summit under the theme of ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’ where five cities have been selected to showcase their implemented, successful urban projects.
Other than Ahmedabad, Shenzhen, Fukuoka, Melbourne, Surabaya will exhibit their best practice models, where 30 other cities from 13 different countries will be present as the audience. By inter-city collaboration, participating cities will showcase their best examples of how urban issues have been solved. The event aims to address complex urban issues, obtain ideas and solutions for the future of urban development through latest technology.
Ahmedabad, former capital of Gujarat, is located on the banks of the Sabarmati river. With a population of 5.6 million, Ahmedabad is the fifth most populous city in India. Ahmedabad’s increasing population has resulted in an increase in the construction and housing industries resulting in recent development of skyscrapers. Ahmedabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Government of India’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Last year, Old Ahmedabad, was declared as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.