The ecosystem of organizations working on air quality in India is growing each year. However, one key challenge is that who all are working on the issue and the nature of efforts underway is unclear. The access to knowledge and resources also remains highly asymmetric. The scale, complexity and urgency of solving the air pollution crisis requires greater knowledge sharing, collaboration, alignment and building off each other’s work. There is also a need to ensure more diversity in the voices that represent the issue and action against it. In addition, there is also a need to showcase scalable proven ideas, share latest research and support hundreds of new organizations to join the challenge. This context provides an opportunity to create a community facing digital resource portal that can act as a place to aggregate information, and initiatives taking place across the country.
Task: Building a web-portal
Convert the existing prototype dashboard (video demo of prototype built in Power BI) into a full fledged web-portal with the proposed features listed below and an easy to use data management system. The web-portal is to be developed in 2 phases; mentioned below are the features to be incorporated in phase 1.
Repository of air quality organizations (following the design of the Power BI based prototype dashboard).
Data filter (Country/state/city; Organizations name)
Interactive graphs (Sector; Organization; Mode of engagement)
List of organizations (linked to sorting filters)
Descriptions of selected organizations
Small section that displays the summary of an organization and contact details
Add links to reports (add tags - by sector/topic so it can be searchable
Expand into a separate page for each organization so more information can be added if required.
Button to link a form (for new organizations or anyone to update their information)
Gallery (to spotlight organizations and their work)
Twitter Feed (May also follow some select hashtags)
Membership logs in for all visitors. Events and jobs should be allowed to be created by any registered members to the site, but it will have to be finally approved by an admin before publishing.
About the organisation
Sensing Local is an urban Living Lab in Bengaluru. We work towards tackling environmental challenges in Indian cities through collaboration, participatory planning approaches and building shared knowledge. We are also deeply interested in legibility of cities and how maps, information and way-finding systems impact the way people discover, engage and associate with spaces. This affects the visual identity, our sense of belonging, efforts of conservation, and even planning efforts.