Drastic increase in population, disorderly construction of houses and factories, traffic congestion, water shortage, filthy waste dumping sites and pollution—the city of Yokohama in Japan has seen nothing less than what Delhi has in the past few decades.

But while the national capital continues to struggle in ideating sustainable projects, Yokohama has emerged as the biggest “Smart City” in Japan with the help of a unique public-private participation model.

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