Friends here is an opportunity to envision the future of your city/town / kasba / gaon.
JECP’s Urbanization Center of Excellence, firmly believes that Middle India needs an urbanization model that does not lead to the formation of more congested megapolises. We believe that there is a clear alternate path, by leveraging connectivity – both, physical and digital. We also believe that this alternate path needs to be built on the ambitions and vision of the citizens of the region. They understand the challenges of this region better. So, if you have an idea of how to solve your day-to-day problems, we want to hear it. It could be to do with any aspect of Urban Services – energy, transport, housing, water (access or quality) waste, pollution, health & education, entertainment & culture, safety …or any other aspect that could improve the quality of life for you and your neighbors.
We believe that the Urbanisation of Middle India (i.e. Tier 2/3 cities) needs to result in smaller cities, spread out, and interconnected at the socio-economic level. Why do we believe this ?
We also believe that achieving this vision requires proactive actions from all stakeholders. In absence of such initiative, we expect the growth of more overflowing megapolises
Our vision builds on the characteristics and strengths of Purvanchal
Accordingly, we believe that the following Principles would be key to exploiting the potential of the region
The Urbanisation COE is envisaged as a medium of dialogue between the citizens of the region and the relevant authorities, to shape and guide the above vision. The experts who contribute their time to the COE’s mission are convinced about the alternate urbanisation model, and aware of the need for the model to develop with stakeholder participation. Hence, while they bring extensive experience from various parts of the world, they are extremely conscious of not prescribing retrofitting or replicating any other city as the preferred model for the region.
Manish has 25 years of experience in infrastructure advisory. He has provided policy and financial advisory across energy, transport, and urban sectors. He has been behind major urban development, corridor development projects funded by World Bank, ADB for different states in India.
Vishakha Jha is an Urban Strategist with Masters in Urban Design from UCL, London. She has worked on urban policies, regulations and planning tools across sectors of environment, water, green blue infrastructure, land management and heritage in various Indian cities. She is currently working with a Government think tank as Senior Environment Specialist on Master Plan of Delhi 2041 and National Mission for Clean Ganga.
Senior Director, Fellow & Chair of Centre of Excellence in Infrastructure Asset Management, ATKINS
Navil, a Jagriti Yatra alumni, is part of an international expert group in developing the ISO 55000 suite of
international standards on Asset Management. With 28 years of experience in strategic infrastructure asset
management & risk management @@ MTA New York, London Underground, Abu Dhabi, Heathrow Airport.
Abhimanyu Prakash, a Jagriti Yatra alumni, is an architect and urban designer. As a Senior Program Manager at NACTO’s Global Designing Cities The initiative, he is working in several global cities in low-and middle-income countries across Asia and Africa.
Besides the chance to contribute to the improvement of your area, there is also an opportunity to win prize money.
A panel of experts will judge each entry on its Impact, and Implementation readiness, and select four winners, who will get Rs 25,000 each.
A Certificate of Participation will be given to each participant who scores over 50 marks
The awards be given at the inauguration of Jagriti Enterprise Center, targeted for December 2021. Popular actor, Pankaj Tripathi, has been invited to inaugurate the Center, and give the awards
Kayakalp is our initiative to start giving concrete shape to the urbanisation vision. Consistent with our principles, it starts with the citizens sharing their aspirations, ambitions and ideas for their area. It is set up as a competition for citizens to articulate local problems and propose solutions for improving urban services.