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The Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal shares his vision of a clean and green city with additional pro-citizen features in the next three years, while Mangaluru is working towards a economic growth model by forming an alliance between all key stakeholders.
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Stephen Yarwood, Urban Futurist and founder of City2050, shares shares his experience on developing Adelaide as an innovative world destination and the likely opportunities and challenges India may face in its quest towards 'smart cities'.
The city's civic administration has set-up two booths in each ward to seek citizen's suggestions on top five priorities for the city. So far, 60,000 forms have been submitted by the citizens.
Better drinking water supply, more sanitation facilities and need improved transport system were some of the key pain points highlighted from the ides, feedback and suggestions generated from the zonal-level meets.
Besides opening a call centre, the Kakinada Municipal Corporation has sought resident suggestions via exclusive Facebook account, Twitter handle and Gmail account.