Global leader in smart affordable housing opens its advisory services focused on integrating smart city solutions in the urban environment
10th February 2020: Planet Smart City, the global leader in smart affordable housing, is expanding its worldwide capability with the launch of advisory services in India. Based in Pune, it will work with third party real estate developers and government agencies to provide its unique offer for integrating smart solutions in the urban environment. The move, announced at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, comes after a partnership has been agreed between Planet and Kolte-Patil infra-tech, a Kolte-Patil Group company.
Planet will offer extensive research and implementation expertise to the subcontinent, providing its unique approach, based on superior infrastructure, urban planning, sustainability, technological solutions and social innovation programmes. These will be supported by the unrivalled services of the Planet App, Planet Smart City’s proprietary digital platform enabling residents to engage with each other and the neighbourhood around them.
The Company’s innovative proposition and expertise in consulting on smart solutions integration complements Kolte-Patil Infra-tech’s solid experience in the Indian market—a combination that promises to create a strong business innovative offer.
The new smart advisory venture will operate under the Planet Idea brand, the global advisory arm of Planet Smart City. Based at Kolte-Patil Infra-tech based in Pune, the company will comprise an initial team of 15 experts, such as business developers, engineers, architects and digital innovators, who will work closely with Planet Smart City’s Competence Centre based in Turin, Italy.
India is experiencing rapid urbanization and is increasingly recognised as a centre for technological innovation. Planet Smart City’s expertise positions it ideally to meet the needs of burgeoning city populations and their expectations for smarter services.
Giovanni Savio, Global CEO of Planet Smart City said, “We are very confident that our relationship with Kolte-Patil Infra-tech will bring our mutual expertise to the Indian market. Together, we will respond effectively to the many challenges within the smart city sectors, bringing technology, sustainability and a human centric approach. Kolte-Patil group has built a strong reputation within the subcontinent and together we can make a positive impact over the coming years.”
Atul Bohra, CEO of Kolte-Patil Infra tech said, “the growing economy of our country, which is moving towards $5tn by 2025, has evidently shown us the need to support the smart city mission and create better spaces for livings. The long-lasting mission of our company is to offer smart cities with high quality living standard which are present-perfect and future-proof. The partnership with Planet is another important step towards a smarter future. We have developed a unique offer as a smart city integrator which will deliver real value for our clients.”