Deadline: 2019-11-08 Award: INR 1,20,00,000 Open to: Everyone*
Almost 600 million Indians will live in cities by 2030. Rapid urbanization poses serious environmental and societal challenges, including degrading air quality, rising plastic waste, hindered mobility, mental health problems, and reduced safety for women. In this evolving landscape, there is growing recognition that the country’s urban workforce requires workplaces and city-wide ecosystems to become more productive, innovative, and inclusive. Solutions that make use of contemporary technology can play a critical role in addressing these needs, thereby making work environments sustainable and safe for all. Relevant designs and solutions are needed, given the diversity of India’s workforce and the complex ecosystem that a typical city represents.