I Change My City is a Web site ichangemycity.com that enables residents to report problems, from streets in need of repair to trash pickups, and more. In addition to identifying the problems, the system enables the public to determine if and when something has been done to address the problem.
In this video, Venkatesh Kannaiah, a senior editor for Ichnagemycity.com provides a clear overview of how this site operates and plays a role in addressing urban problems in cities across India, and worldwide, such as through similar Web-based platforms.
Venkatesh Kannaiah is a senior editor from India with wide-ranging experience working at news agencies, print outlets and online publications. He was a Knight International Journalism Fellow for India working to build networks of journalists and ‘right to information’ activists in south India. He has headed editorial teams at Sify.com, AOL India, MSN India and is now working as Head of Content for Ipaidabribe.com and Ichangemycity.com – part of a non-profit, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, based out of Bangalore.
You can watch the video of part of his 20 July 2015 seminar at the Quello Center that dealt with Ichangemycity.com at:
Venkatesh Kannaiah – I Change My City from Quello Center on Vimeo.
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