URBAN GOVERNANCE

Why Apps Are Not A Fix-All For India's Urban Mess

The technocratic model of building a smart phone application for all developmental ends seems like a band-aid fix. The data needs to be acted upon, and big data needs thick data for the questions to make sense. Geographic information systems and information platforms may enable good decision-making, but will they tackle the landfill cartel in Mumbai? Will they simplify land acquisition for the next Metro Project expansion?