Decision making is a critical aspect of governance. Similar to an organization, a government’s impact is determined by the speed and effectiveness of its decision. Decision making is a skill that makes or breaks leaders in organizations and governments. Given the plethora of variables that government, even at a city level, has to consider while
Today, on the 610th Foundation Day of the city, is as good as a day as any to think about what kind of a city would I want it to be. I grew up in Ahmedabad. The city and its people have shaped a lot of who I am today and for that, I will
I am confident that you have heard the phrase “flatten the curve” when it comes to Covid-19 numbers. If you haven’t, read this article. The point is that there is only so much hospital capacity that each city/country has and if we too many people want to use it at the same time, it won’t be
Can an AI system help us manage our traffic better? What would the advantages be over the current system? How would those advantages solve problems we currently face? What would the current traffic police do?
Ahmedabad is a segregated city. There are a lot of cities in the world which are segregated. Most of them based on financial power. People can guess whether you are rich or poor based on where you live in the city. There are always some areas in the city which are considered more ‘posh’
This is the third article in a series of articles about City Priorities. If you haven’t read, please go through City Priority 1: Affordable Housing and City Priority 2: Waste Management. The main question that we are exploring is “What does the BJP government need to prioritize in Ahmedabad for this term?” We are going
A few months ago, BJP scrapped through the Gujarat state elections. It means that unless something dramatic happens, Gujarat will have a BJP government in the state till 2022. It means that at that time, the state would have been under BJP rule for close to three decades! There have been a lot of discussions
Community service is not a new concept. There are a lot of countries in the world where citizens, both adults and kids, participate in community service activities. It has a lot of advantages. It increase engagement, it reduces the burden on state agencies and also builds a culture of ‘us’ in the community. Universities