Build Your City, An Unique Initiative to Voice Yourself and Be Heard

Inno Group, a global investment firm focused on real estate with operations in Europe, Middle-East and India, has announced the launch of Inno BYC (build your city) initiative in Chennai. Inno BYC is a platform for participatory citizenship and a social initiative promoted by Inno.

The event was inaugurated by Rajamannar Ramaswamy, group managing director, Inno Group, in the presence of prominent city enthusiasts and urban conscious Chennaiites. The event officially unveiled the Inno BYC website, logo and anthem, spearheading the first of its kind of initiative in the city.

Inno BYC seeks to be a sounding board for new ideas and a platform to fashion solutions to the problems afflicting Indian cities. It is a forum that integrates the social and cultural aspects of the cityscape with the voice of the citizen, to discuss projects, designs and plans for making cities resilient and sustainable, document and disseminate good practices.

The launch was kickstarted by a stimulating speech by novelist and motivational speaker Chetan Bhagat on ‘The City of the Future’, on his perspective on how he envisions tomorrow’s cities, followed by an exhilarating panel discussion on ‘Building Sustainable Cities’, with renowned speakers such as Chetan Bhagat, Raj Cherubal, director- projects, Chennai City Connect; M B Nirmal, founder, Exnora International, Raja Krishnamoorthy, management consultant and film personality; Nanditha Krishna, director, C P Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, and Yamna Sathak, student of architecture.

Rajamannar Ramaswamy, “Inno BYC is essentially a citizen’s forum which will become a repository of ideas and opinions, a few of which could be those magic solutions we are looking for our chronic problems. We have been working on creating a platform, where citizens can share and debate with each other, opinions and ideas to make Chennai a better city.”

Let us be heard, For participating in BYC, check out

http://www.buildyourcity.in/

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Posted on April 4, 2012, in Editors Corner, Media and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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