Coxtown Market

Coxtown Market

The efficient supply and distribution of fresh food to a city’s population represents necessary mechanisms towards maintaining the well-being of the local economic system. Similarly, these mechanisms are integral to enhancing the city’s standard of living and nutrition levels of its inhabitants. With the rapid expansion in Bangalore’s population and the city’s boundaries, the intermediate role that wet markets assume between food producers and consumers has become increasingly complicated and important.

The study on Cox Town Market was a project Swati Ramanathan, Chairperson of JanaUSP conducted with the help of students to provide an in-depth, micro analysis of the role this type of market has to play. The current reality of the market, opinions of various community stakeholders and market usage information was collected and analysed.The outcome of the analysis included suggestions for improving the efficiency of Coxtown Market.
These suggestions were utilized in a public referendum, where the residents wer encouraged to vote for the new market design of their preference.

Ward Vision In Bangalore

Ward Vision In Bangalore

This was an exercise in participatory planning and grassroots democracy at the ward level undertaken by Janaagraha. The Ward Vision Campaign was a three-year perspective document whose objective was: (1) to produce a plan that is articulated by the residents and other stakeholders of each ward prioritized over 3 years; (2) to identify the sources of funding as well as their allocation to actually realise these priorities; and (3) to create an economic and social profile of the participating ward in order to make the campaign representative of the demographic. 15 wards out of a 100 wards in Bangalore were identified, out of which 10 wards finally participated in the process.

Shaping vibrant cities publication

Shaping vibrant cities publication

This document is not just a final report of the Ward Vision Campaign, a participatory planning process designed by Janaagraha, but also seeks to act as a guide for citizens both in Bangalore and in other urban areas who want to engage in participatory community planning. It includes an analysis of existing trends in urbanization and citizen participation, a summary of each workshop and event during the process, and includes suggestions and a possible timeline for other communities who want to undertake a similar planning process.

  • Coxtown Market
  • Ward Vision In Bangalore
  • Shaping vibrant cities publication

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!