On February 10th ASSOCHAM India organized a Global Summit in Delhi around the subject Smart Cities, Smart India. Jean-Paul Close was invited to speak. He only accepted if the subject of level 4 regional Sustainocratic development was of interest to the Indian approach. The organization confirmed this and the voyage was made representing both STIR (city of tomorrow) and AiREAS (healthy cities with healthy people).
The summit was attended by about 250 individuals of different cities of India and several persons from abroad. 2 local ministers used the summit to make political announcement and visions. India is investing 50 billion USD in Smart City development addressing 100 local cities in a competition. Funds were already allocated to the first 20.
Jean-Paul Close addressed those present with the message that the contextual change from money driven city management to health driven innovation and cocreation would change everything in the region (housing, mobility, infrastructure, social cohesion, energy usage, productivity).