About the editor
Professor T. M. Vinod Kumar had 49 years of experience in urban planning, as a teacher, researcher, and adviser/consultant and worked in India, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hawaii, USA. He was Dean of Studies, Head of the Department of Urban Planning, Head Centre for Systems Studies and Analysis, Centre for GIS and Remote Sensing, and Centre for Urban Studies of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Visiting Professor National Institute of Technology, Calicut, and institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia and Professional Associates, East-West Resources Systems Institute Honolulu, Hawaii, Fellow Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, Project Manager in Council for Social Development, New Delhi, Regional Program Coordinator at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and Planner-Engineer at the Ford Foundation. He is the author of many books and journal articles. He coordinated and edited “Geographic Information System for Smart Cities” (Copal:2014), “E-Governance for Smart Cities” (Springer:2015) “Smart Economy in Smart Cities” (Springer:2016), “E-Democracy for Smart Cities” (Springer:2017) and “Smart Metropolitan Regional Development: Economic and Spatial Design Strategies(Springer-Nature:2018)”, ( Springer Nature: 2019) and “ Smart Living for Smart Cities Vol 1 and 2” (Springer Nature: 2020). He is now working on four books to be published by Springer Nature entitled “ “Smart Global Megacities: Collaborative Research Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, New York, Hong Kong-Shenzhen, Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kochi-Kannur”(2021) and “Smart Master Planning of cities Case studies on Domain Innovations and Case studies on Digital Innovations followed by (2022)".