Data Bank for Urban Slums
Making realtime data on slums available to researchers, designers, thinkers, planners, that they might evolve effective solutions for slums.
Concept for making data available to Researchers, Designers, Planners, NGOs and everyone who needs it in real time.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
Quality, real-time data is so hard to get for most designers and if there was someone out there who would go collect the data the designers need a great service would be done to them. We would to set up teams-of-2 (a cameraman and a data collector) all around the world where slums are, we would have a website where all the data collected would be uploaded and from where researchers, designers, thinkers, planners, strategists, managers could download the data they want.
We would not only have data readily available for free, but also make available services like conducting focus group meetings in which clients requiring the service could participate live online. We would even go live online during data collection assignments and connect clients directly to the people they wish to interview. This service could be charged for to offset costs and make the venture viable in the long run.
Slum dwellers and researchers, designers, thinkers, planners and others who are working on solutions to the dilemma faced by slum dewllers and those working to improve their living conditions and livelihoods.
HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
Real-time data on urban slums would enable people to work out effective measures to counter the effects of climate change.
Yes, for two or more years
I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for at least two years
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I, Arif N. Khan, work with the Good Samaritan Trust, an NGO based in India. I have been getting surveys done and data collected for the social interventions being carried out by the NGO. I have experience in marketing and in the deployment of hardware and networks and in training professionals.