K C Deepika

K C Deepika is the City Editor at The Hindu and has extensive experience covering various topics of public interest. Her reporting has encompassed a diverse range of subjects, including civic affairs, education, power, tourism, and environmental issues.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sunday 28 May

Beyond Voting: Exploring Citizen Participation in Urban Governance

Panel Discussion

Urban areas are faced with numerous challenges such as rapid population growth, insufficient infrastructure, and climate change. To tackle these issues effectively, it is essential to have meaningful participation and engagement of citizens in decision-making processes. Therefore, the panel aims to explore the different forms of citizen participation and their impact on urban governance beyond traditional methods of voting.