The Urban Revamp Design Challenge 2021 was conceptualised as part of a larger initiative to make urban development and planning within Bengaluru more inclusive. This was a collaborative partnership between Sensing Local, Janaagraha, Doddanekundi Rising, Banaswadi Rising and YLAC. The goal was to crowdsource good ideas and have the winners work with local communities, technical experts and implementation bodies to bring their design ideas to life!
Nearly 150 urban planners, designers and architects participated in the 2021 design challenge. Through public interactions during Visioning Workshops, presentations to a jury comprising of city officials and experts, and citizen voting, we finally arrived at our winning designs! In January of 2022, the winning teams presented their ideas to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The BBMP is now looking at resource allocation to see how these ideas can be implemented.
For details on how this challenge was structured, please follow the links below. We are currently in conversation with local partners to plan more such challenges in the future. If this is an area of interest, please follow us on social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook) for announcements and updates.