Hyderabad: Karuna Gopal, president, Foundation for Futuristic Cities, has been conferred the Skoch Challenger Award, a prestigious civilian honour instituted by the Skoch group, on Saturday in Delhi. Her seminal work spanning more than two decades in the area of Urban Reforms & Urban Innovations has attracted the Skoch group, a press release said.
Futurist Karuna Gopal has devoted a lifetime working on public policy and urban innovations for a New India wherein she has introduced several innovations in 2009 including “SCULPT your CITY”- Crowd Sourced Protocol for Co-Creation — that shaped the Smart City Mission design and guidelines as a National Best Practice.
Founder of Foundation for Futuristic Cities and as an expert in climate change and urban habitats, World Bank, DFiD, USAID and ADB have leveraged her talent. Her work is at the intersection of Technology, Innovation, Future Cities.Her inputs on Smart Governance and Urban Development have been sought by governments like USA, Sweden, UK and Israel. She leads dialogues on Infrastructure, Urban Health, Smart Procurement and Smart Urbanization, the release added.
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