An Exploratory Approach Towards The Impact Smart City On Sustainability Mediated Through Innovative Policies Indicating Large Scale Transformation
Purpose: The main aim of the existing research is to conduct quantitative assessment of the challenges faced by the urban development companies dealing in the development of smart cities and having operations in urban areas and thereby made an attempt to assist the nation in achievement of sustainable goals of 2030.
Methodology: The existing study is primary. For the aim of gathering data for the current study, the sample size of 267 employees functional in urban infrastructure companies were surveyed. The responses from the participants were obtained from the self-designed structured questionnaire. In order to assess the data, various statistical tool and test, namely, “Reliability Test, Descriptive Analysis, KMO and Bartlett’s Test, Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis” applied. To conduct quantitative analysis, SPSS Software version 23.0 and Smart Pls Version 23.0 used.
Findings: Extensive increase in population, accelerated urbanization, high dependence on private automobiles,the deregulation of industry has posed serious doubts about our long-term well-being and even our very existence. Therefore, such macro externalities in the environment need to rapidly address for the sustainable development of smart cities in India.
Originality: Extensive scope for future research by the scholars and public managers who are contemplating putting these findings into practice in their respective jurisdictions.