Citizen’s Connect is an initiative that gives residents of Bhubaneswar an opportunity to be a part of shaping the city’s future by co-creating solutions for the Smarter Bhubaneswar. This is the start of a process that will help Bhubaneswar’s citizens articulate a shared vision for economic activity, sustainability and inclusiveness. The citizen engagement strategy will be organized as- DECIDE | DETAIL | DISSEMINATE | DISCUSS- to connect with citizens during the entire plan/project cycle- identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a plan/project cycle

Discussion forum will enable active participation from various stakeholders- including children, youth, women, differently-abled, senior citizens, businesses and industries, special interest groups, and others during the entire project/plan cycle as from identification, planning to implementation. The forum will have focus groups for discussion along with a moderator to attract, inspire, and motivate new ideas.