Draft RMP-2031 for Bengaluru: Institutional gaps and flawed outcomes

In the second article on the Draft Revised Master Plan 2031, published in The Hindu, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Champaka Rajagopalan and Matthew Idiculla highlight the lack of ownership (of the Plan) felt at the local level. They attribute this lack of engagement to the outsourcing of the plan to a private entity (this was done for the previous plan as well) which might have brought in expertise lacking in the BDA, but also led to a disregard for the diversity and local history of Bengaluru. Further complicating the possibility of a successful outcome – the implementation of a plan that creates an economically, socially and environmentally friendly urban living space – is the estrangement of the BDA from the communities it is restructuring. They note that the proposal put forward by the BBMP Restructuring Committee 2017 has unfortunately not been evaluated in the context of moving away from the supply-based planning that is currently being followed.

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Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, 'Draft RMP-2031 for Bengaluru: Institutional gaps and flawed outcomes' (10 Jan 2018) <https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/draft-rmp-2031-for-bengaluru-institutional-gaps-and-flawed-outcomes/article22412684.ece> accessed on 18 Nov 2019