Let’s co-build our cities of tomorrow, today!

Putting the environment at the center of change

What is the problem we face today?

Urban growth has become synonymous with environmental degradation.
Our cities are struggling to tackle the crisis of air pollution, water scarcity, water pollution and managing waste.
How do we break down the complexity and scale of these issues so that we can better negotiate our individual needs towards building a sustainable collective future?

Our Approach:

Focussing on the commons

Air Quality, Waste and Water Management

Inclusive planning

Include all stakeholders 
in co-creation

Building shared knowledge 

To accelerate learning
& build consciousness

Urban Living Lab

Sensing Local Foundation is an ‘Urban Living Lab’ based in Bengaluru; a site for city observation, learning and innovation with a specific focus on improving the state of environment and public health.

Support we offer

Strategy & Consulting

Partner with government and private organisations, making the environment as a key driver to improve the quality of life for all

Innovation Lab

Co-create and pilot, contextual user-centric solutions in real-life settings for scale


Embed planning at the local level through building capacity and fostering collaborations 


+ Experiments

Our Advisors


Madhav Chavan

Co-founder and former

CEO of Pratham

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Ram Mahidhara

Ex-Chief Investment Officer, IFC, World Bank Group


Poonam Bir Kasturi

CEO, Daily Dump


Pawan Sachdeva

Director of Water Management International Pte Limited (WMPIL)

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Dr. Pallavi Pant

Staff Scientist at Health Effects Institute, Boston

Partners & Collaborators



Upcoming Events

Webinar: Choking (in) the garden city
Using GIS to map the waste system in a ward
Reflection Meeting #2 _ Ward Committee Pilot

Contact us

Address: 11/1, Iqbal Arcade, Palmgroove road, Victoria Layout, Bengaluru 560047

Email: sensinglocal@gmail.com

Phone: 7409060602, 9900412342