Category Archives: Design!publiC

Live Blog: The Top-Down-Bottom-Up Smart-City (Panel discussion)

Even as the Smart City concept evolves, the role of the citizen within it remains largely undefined, leaving room for the exploration of approaches, techniques and environments, through which a new agenda for urban India can be crafted. This panel on ‘The Top-Down-Bottom-Up … Continue reading

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Live Blog: What is Civic Innovation?

Following a morning of welcomes by Namrata Mehta and Opening Remarks by Delhi Dialogue Commission’s Namit Arora, the first panel of the sixth annual Design Public will explore how public service delivery need to change in light of rapidly changing ways … Continue reading

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How Do We Accelerate Civic Innovation?

India is witnessing a revolution. The recent civic technology boom led by startups has changed the way citizens engage and interact with each other. Their bottom-up approach to solve on-the-ground issues is commendable. However, to keep up with this growing … Continue reading

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Change and How We Make it Happen

In India and across the globe, governments are teaming up with civil society organizations and the private sector to create innovative and lasting solutions to society’s challenges. But what are the appropriate modes of dialogue and engagement between civil society, … Continue reading

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Innovation & Social labs for better and responsible cities : Mexico City Lab

Evolution of cities through time has highlighted dynamic growth, human development, and simultaneously paved the way for diverse, complex challenges. Governments are faced with hurdles in trying to overcome civic challenges while combatting large scale challenges like global warming. Social … Continue reading

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Dengue: Prediction, before Prevention as a Cure

With 12,000 cases of dengue reported in the Delhi alone, India is facing its worst dengue outbreak in the last twenty years (NDTV India). The number of deaths has touched 41 including the three highly mediatized deaths of children under the age … Continue reading

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Talking ₹ubbish! at Design Public

*Join us at 4.00 pm on Monday, the 2nd of November at the Vihara Innovation Campus, to play ₹ubbish! Since the last Design Public, in March of 2014, we’ve been talking about waste as a quintessential urban Indian problem. While … Continue reading

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Citizen Participation and the Business of Governance: An Agenda for the Sixth Edition of Design Public

View the Design Public: Citizen Participation and the Business of Governance schedule & directory.

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Co-Creating with the Government

For an ‘Innovation Lab’ to sustain, it is necessary for the Lab to function in an environment that welcomes innovation and shuns traditional thinking. The Bihar Innovation Lab has not only innovated for Public Health, but also carefully crafted an ecosystem … Continue reading

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Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2015 : Second Edition

  After the success of EGRIC 2014, the READ Alliance has launched the second edition of Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge (EGRIC 2015) which aims to discover, develop, and scale early grade reading innovations, with the goal of contributing to … Continue reading

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