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A nice video on Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan – The Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award 2017


Bhubaneswar is the only and first Indian city selected to receive Pierre L’enfant International Planning Excellence Award instituted by American Planning Association.

APA honors comprehensive planning efforts and inspiring individuals to recognize outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues.


The Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan redefines the concept of “smart cities” and outlines a citizen-driven vision for the future by using technology to help residents gain better access to city services, and improve the overall quality of life. The goal was to engage residents in discussions to identify which groups had access to technology and city services and which groups did not, and how to close that gap.

Bhubaneswar becomes 1st indian city to win presitigious American Planning Association award for Smart city plan