In a resource constrained economy one has to find sustainable growth along with the available scarce resources. So, keeping the current resources at our disposal in our cities, what kind of growth do we need?
Should it be brick and mortar or governance reformation? Is there a need to shift towards software growth from hardware growth?
We have currently seen a huge trend of governments concentrating on building infrastructure i.e. constructing roads, building skyscrappers, using lands etc and neglecting the area of governance. The objective of any development is to provide relief and increase the living standards of the people. So, should not we focus on a governance overhaul and synergize the already available resources we have?
There is no use of constructing a building until you have the skilled manpower and ideas to make it function. The current situation in our cities is that we have a lot of abandoned infrastructure leaving a strong need to revamp the abandoned properties and refurbishing roads and then imply software model on it i.e. governance overhaul is always better and cost-effective rather than building infrastructure.
The question is, should we focus on our current infrastructure and make it work more effectively or should we just keep on focusing towards brick and mortar?
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