CIVIC Bangalore set up in 1992, by a group of individuals from diverse background -- business, development and social sciences, academic and professional; -- asked the question: How can we make Bangalore a better place? Their activity is largely voluntary in nature. CIVIC’s priorities are inclusive, transparent and participatory governance.
Attempt to empower urban local bodies in Karnataka to become genuine institutions of local self-governance by enabling citizens to press for greater devolution of powers to these bodies, and the setting up of institutions such as the Metropolitan Planning Committee in Bangalore.
CIVIC Bangalore, was recognized as an Urban Forum for Bangalore by UN-ESCAP in 1994. They have created a Stakeholder Forum for Bangalore.