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March 8, 2013

Siddharth Hande, one of our researchers was recently invited to present at the 2nd installment of the Exposing Data Series, which was organized by Tactical Technology Collective and the Centre for Internet & Society in Bangalore. This event focused on questions around data ownership, open government data and community-based data aggregation. It also aimed to explore the various levels of data collection, the movement of data and its exchange, its representation, and dissemination in different contexts. More on this event here.

His presentation was based on case studies that focused on initiating discussion around the following questions.

Is there a disconnect between government collected data and what is needed to actually promote accountability in urban service delivery at the ward level?

What can citizens do?

How do we integrate community created data into spatial planning?

Is the kind of data that is sought out by the government (data that is considered ‘useful’) dictated by certain knowledge and planning paradigms?

March 8, 2013

As a member of the Steering Committee on ‘Urban Water Supply and Sanitation’ for the State Planning Commission’s Twelfth Five Year Plan, Somya Sethuraman, a member of Transparent Chennai, compiled a report on Urban Sanitation in Tamil Nadu. The report … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

India faces a seemingly unquenchable thirst for energy evidenced by a large gap between the amount of electricity required and the amount produced. This problem is further aggravated by the limited impact new electricity generation has had on improving energy … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Date: Friday, 9th December 2011 Where: Asian College of Journalism, 4th Cross St, Tharamani Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Time: 4:30 P.M As part of their final assignment in a workshop that showcased the use of digital mapping in the field of … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

We cordially invite you to a meeting on “Sanitation in Tamil Nadu: The State of Public Conveniences” with the Transparent Chennai team at the Centre for Development Finance, IFMR, Chennai. I have been invited by the Tamil Nadu State Planning … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Meeting Date- 4th December Sunday 2011 Time- 4 30 PM Venue- Besant Nagar Beach next to the Police Booth!! For more details click here

March 8, 2013

Our team member, Somya Sethuraman, is now a Member of the Steering Committee on “Urban Water Supply and Sanitation” for the Tamil Nadu Planning Commission’s Twelfth Five Year Plan Report. As a coordinator for a sub committee on “Public Conveniences”, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

It appeared on the site a couple of days ago, but we wanted to announce the publication of our latest issue brief titled “Municipal Councilors: Roles, Responsibilities and Performance (2007 – 2011).” Based on extensive research put together largely by … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

For the last month, dozens of young volunteers from several colleges and civil society organizations along with local residents have been meeting every Saturday to walk the streets of Ward 176 (Adyar). We have been gathering data about the ward’s … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

The recently re-drawn zone and ward boundaries for the Chennai corporation area has been mapped and is available on our website. Users will be able to find easily which streets come under which ward and similarly which Zone a particular … Continue reading