The Winner of Smart City Bizhack India was Cityfier after their solution, pitched by Head of Urban and Real Estate Development Unit, Jukka Kettunen, encapsulated the machinations of the judging panel to create a platform through which to launch tech-supported development in Chhattisgarh.
Cityfier is a tool utilizing latest game engine technology to measure distances between the qualitative components of a future neighbourhood. The tool can be used to compare different planning options and support the decision making. Jukka pitched that for master planning of big cities (citing Chhattisgarh’s Capital, Raipur) – where the biggest decisions concerning locations of new real estate are made – there are no valuation models available. Cityfier is a digital service where they combine master plans, urban research and housing market data for landowners, investors and developers. They essentially analyze and forecast the future value of a given location.
It was identified by the judges that Cityfier can help to identify and address infrastructural, institutional and social challenges predominant in urban India by supporting planning and development of Smart Cities in a smart, visual, evidence-based way.
Congratulations Jukka Kettunen! Cityfier will now be fast-tracked to the next phase of GOInternational’s Indo-Finnish Market Entry Acceleration Programme with a visit to India in the new year to take a firmer step towards securing tender.… NEXT STOP CHHATTISGARH!