Planning

“We try to engage all stakeholders in city planning”

N Manjushree, CEO, Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat, speaks to Kumar Dhananjay, Consulting Editor, Urban Update, on tackling solid waste problem, reviving water bodies and other problems in Bengaluru city. She reiterates technology would play a significant role in improving access to better urban civic services

Smartening coastal cities for sustainability

Coastal or port cities are the centres of business and trade. To improve the basic infrastructure and promote sustainable development in these cities, the Ministry of Shipping has proposed to build 12 smart port cities. In an interview with Urban Update, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping talks about his action plan for improving civic services and operational efficiency of port cities

Easing e-governance

Globally, the advent of information technology has improved the way how government functions and interacts with its citizens. At present in India, one of the most significant phenomena affecting local governance system and service delivery is the revolution in information and communication technology and introduction of e-governance at all levels

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