Dahlberg suggests urban lab for Amaravati -min
The consulting agency Dahlberg has suggested setting up of an urban lab, Amaravati Planning Design Research Institute (APDRI), along the lines of urban design labs created in various cities across Europe. APDRI will be another institute, apart from the existing Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), and Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) to work in this field.
APDRI will be tasked to build capacity within the state government in a 20-year time frame. The design lab will ensure that key principles of the vision are followed to the last detail. For this purpose, APDRI will collaborate with various international organizations, work across internal departments, and with external stakeholders. APDRI will also have to take continuous feedback from citizens, co-design with the concerned government agency and export partners, and engage with universities/businesses/start-ups.
A new commissioner will head the institute who will have the sanctioning authority and an advisory committee will provide technical inputs. There will be a board of directors, with APCRDA commissioner as the chairman, and a chief executive officer (CEO) from the private sector. The chief minister will chair the institute meetings, and other state government departments will enter into memorandum of understating (MoU) with the institute. The APDRI will monitor land pooling scheme (LPS) documentation, and most importantly, monitoring and measure happiness index in the state.