Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Our goal is to incorporate Civic Urban Design that is humane, functional, pedestrian friendly and respectful of the body to be incorporated into school curriculum. We are currently working on making an educational package comprising of a text book, a workbook and films, along with a teachers manual.
This could first be introduced into Delhi schools and then across the country.
Like wise we are now also branching on to working in colonies, engaging the communities, the RWA's (Resident Welfare Associations) as well as the local municipal authorities as well as politicians.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Our main barriers are a) the apathy of citizens (who we feel are more overwhelmed but not callous) and b) the invisibility of authorities.
Our strategy is to look at our cities (which at times are chaotic and haphazard) by first becoming excited about the possibilities of design. Our belief is that good designing can be very inspiring and empowering, it just requires education, exposure, play, experience.
Our philosophy is to 'not point fingers' but partner with the authorities, facilitate meetings with them & make them visible by publishing hotline numbers of municipal agencies