New age concerns of resource optimization, climate change impacts, financial situation of urban bodies, etc., have given rise to new brands of cities such as green cities, eco cities, inclusive cities, resilient cities, sustainable cities and smart cities.
In the next few weeks, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would submit its City Development Plan (CDP) report to the Maharashtra government for approval. The report details all the civic infrastructure projects that the civic body intends to undertake from 2015 to 2025 and the estimated funds needed for them. Through this report, BMC would seek fund from the union government ministries for its various civic projects in the next 10 years. Media reports indicate that BMC plans