Poorly planned urbanisation is projected to cost India upto $1.8 trillion in economic losses by 2050, or approximately 20% of our per capita income. Large cites, the engines of our economy, are imploding and need to be re-built around their most important stakeholder- the citizen. Cities are severely under-resourced and aren’t designed to further the economic growth that makes 1800 Indians move from rural to urban India every hour.
Indian cities are significantly under-resourced. Data-driven planning and thoughtful use of limited urban resources can make our cities work, for their most important stakeholder-the citizens.
To ensure thoughtful, and citizen-centric planning of resources Lakeer builds map-based tools for administrators who lead planning, budgeting and day-to-day running of our cities. Our tools integrate in their workflow, supporting them with the insights they need.
Our ambition is to bring decision-support for thoughtful deployment of resources to 4400+ urban local bodies that run India’s cities. By 2020 we aim to reach 100 urban local bodies impacting more than 20 million Indians.
Our tool, CitySight is built for visionary government leaders and administrators working to plan and run great cities that work for all their citizens.
CitySight is a web-based intelligence tool that administrators use to make cities more equitable.
IDENTIFY priority action areas across 42+ quality of life and governance indicators.
ANALYSE the current state of each indicator in the city in comparison to global benchmarks, and discover root causes of challenges
PRIORITIZE indicators to act upon on basis of urgency, feasibility, visible impact and long term impact.
SOLVE by increasing intra department collaboration and working off global benchmark solutions and best cases.
REPORT verified success stories using data & maps in accordance with central government schemes and benchmarks.
Citysight makes the lives of administrators easier by being:
Map-based user interface with advanced zoom, selection, and search features - CitySight is built for easy, daily use.
Supports convergence of ULBs/municipalities with other civic authorities - including water boards, police, road transport corporations etc.
Dipika leads strategy & product development. She’s spent 8+ years using technology to drive social change with World Bank, Unilever, Bosch etc. Her work has won recognition from the World Economic Forum & Harvard Kennedy School.
Varun Pawar, Co-Founder: Varun leads partnerships at Lakeer, coming to the team with over 8 years working in impact investing. Varun lead Asia Partnerships for Village Capital- a global early stage impact investment fund for 4 years.
Ankita supports Lakeer's expansion to new states- coming into the team with a law degree and over four years of Government relations experience working with leading non-profits like Quest, Janaagraha and Teach For India.
Sagar provides technical inputs on urban planning and design. He is a seasoned architect and founded the open box project. He also worked on the ChurchStreet pedestrianisation & tender sure projects in Bengaluru.
Michael, the CEO of Commutatus, possess rich experience in API development and infrastructure management. His background is in the area of managing platforms and building scalable digital products that transform businesses and conform to the latest technology standards.
Chief Curator, Societal Platform
Head of Endowments at Azim Premji Foundation
Former CEO at Pratham India & Give India
Director Engineering at Cisco India
We work to make India’s cities more equitable through our city intelligence platform CitySight. Get in touch to find out how we help city administrators make more informed decisions around where to use their limited resources in a thoughtful and citizen-centric way.