Towards a Smart Metropolitan Region: A Roadmap for Transforming Bangalore Metropolitan Region

  • Amit ChatterjeeEmail author
  • Binayak Choudhary
  • Premjeet Das Gupta
  • Gaurav Vaidya
Part of the Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements book series (ACHS)


Smart Metropolitan Region, as this chapter traces, is the one that adopts new approaches of the concept of economic growth compatible with space within a minimum possible time. Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) within an area of 8005 km2, and a population of 11.69 million is one of the fast growing metropolitan region and becoming large global conglomerates. This chapter argues about an alternative approach to smartness which inculcates the principals of innovation, efficiency and inclusion. This study also focused on moves beyond the constructed ontology of mega city-centric concentration and urbanism and looked through the lens of dynamic city-region perspective.


BMR Economy Smart Spatial Transforming 



We acknowledge the support received from BBMP and BMRDA officials regarding sharing of data, information and documents. We also thank SPA Bhopal B.Plan 2013–2017 batch students, who put their best efforts to make this research possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Chatterjee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Binayak Choudhary
    • 1
  • Premjeet Das Gupta
    • 1
  • Gaurav Vaidya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PlanningSchool of Planning and Architecture, BhopalBhauri, BhopalIndia

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