If Mumbai is Maximum City, Bengaluru is Garden City, an uru with kinder, gentler feel. Perhaps it’s the weather. Or the lakes. Both of which are getting worse, but we aren’t letting the city slide without a fight, for Bengaluru is a city with a strong civic sense. Socratus is one of the founding members of the Flourishing Bengaluru Collective, along with the Initiative for Climate Action and many individuals.
The Flourishing Bengaluru Collective is an emergent collective comprising diverse nonprofit groups and including lawyers, scientists, public health experts, technology and media professionals, climate activists and educators & civic action groups. We seek to understand the underlying working principles that support adaptive local governance as well as experiment with interventions that leverage technology, media interest and citizen action targeted to local context and priorities.