Nagrika helps narrow the information and knowledge gap in the perceived understanding of small cities. We aim to bring small cities to the mainstream of the urban development discourse, contextualise the problems that small cities face and develop context specific solutions for them. We are developing knowledge as well as project based solutions for specific issues of smaller cities.
Our point of intervention is at the interface of the symbiotic relationship
between Nagrika and Nagar
We approach local development from a multi-disciplinary lens, encompassing multiple stakeholders. At the Nagrika (citizen) level we create knowledge products to reduce information asymmetries. At the Nagar (city) level we work with national, state and city-level institutions for decision aiding and to build local capacity to shape cities.
Nagrika is every citizen in the city irrespective of his/her role as a mayor, councillor, teacher, student or any other citizen. Nagar is the city and its institutions including its local government, citizen groups, voluntary organizations and others. We identify the two-way relationship between Nagrika and their Nagars using a blend of local and global knowledge, to develop pragmatic and feasible solutions for shaping small cities.