What do connected citizens in smart cities of India want?

Monday, 31 August 2015 13:37 administrator
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New Delhi. LocalCircles (http://www.localcircles.com), a national citizen engagement platform recentlyshared collective insights from citizens of the 70+ selected smart cities of India on what they want from the smart city mission for their city.

The online citizen communities were enabled for over 160 cities in June 2015 upon the launch of the smart cities mission bringing together citizens in these cities to discuss what it would take for their city to become a smart city on the ground and other local issues related to civic, traffic, law/order, governance, emergency response, health, etc.

While over 5,000 inputs were received across the 70+ selected smart city communities and via the national community, the key takeaways are the following:

Citizen Expectations from what their city should have when it turns into a Smart City:

“These local, city level online citizen communities have been set up with the vision that urban local bodies will be able to easily seek citizen inputs on their initiatives, invite them to on the ground events, utilise citizen expertise as fit, update them on progress and challenges and truly make smart cities dream a reality with citizen participation”, said Sachin Taparia, Chairman and CEO of LocalCircles.