Category: Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management
Title: URBGOV (URBan GOVernance): A GIS-based Urban Governance and Planning Tool
URBGOV (URBAN GOVERNANCE) is a GIS-based, Volunteered Information Platform that supports local & effective city planning, community based decision-making & targeted service delivery. It integrates proffered community information with city data for a spatialized & comprehensive view of the city’s infrastructure, service gaps & delivery options. Using spatial capabilities of mapping software, customised algorithms & smart technology, URBGOV enables; a. multi-variate-spatial associations between scattered sectoral city data; b. synergy between parallel service delivery flows; & c. inclusion of community voices to curate innovative-local solutions – instilling empathy & accountability in the system. URBGOV is thus, an important IT Segway to community-led urban development & governance.
URBGOV has been piloted in 9 cities in India, initially focused on the WATSAN sector, to achieve the Sanitation goals under the Clean India Mission.
Dr Renu Khosla
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE India)
N 118, Flat No.1, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017