BHUBANESWAR: More than 20 children participated in a workshop here on Monday and shared their ideas on building smart parks which are child friendly.
The young participants had an open discussion with planners, administrators and horticulture experts on accident-prone parks due to wrong design.
The children, who were divided into four groups, created four different models for child-friendly smart parks. The workshop was organised to discuss the various challenges listed by the kids and their expectations from the development authority. Child leaders described that after sunset, many parks were unsafe for kids due to insufficient or no lighting.
Seven child-friendly parks will be developed within the smart district area. Later, the same model will be replicated in all 67 parks in the City, sources in Bhubaneswar Development Authority said.
The workshop was organised Humara Bachpan campaign and consultants engaged in the Smart City project on BDA premises.