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Funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action (BMKW), the Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative (MGI) supports model cities in India, Mexico and Peru in the development and implementation of sustainable transformation processes.

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The Last Month of the Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative

After the Final Coference in May, the Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative is approaching its end in June. While the last construction works are getting done in the partner cities, the City Labs celebrate the successful implementation of the pilot projects with the residents and stakeholders.

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02 / City Lab
The City Lab methodology allows to create a detailed sustainability profile of each Pilot City in close collaboration with local stakeholders. It provides understanding on the main challenges of the cities and helps them to define a roadmap with innovative project ideas to make the Pilot City more sustainable and resilient to climate change.
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03 / City Profiles
Detailed sustainability profiles developed in the City Labs for each pilot city.
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04 / Strategy Roadmap
A portfolio of projects that address the identified challenges, building on the available opportunities in the city. The goal is to boost sustainable development in different sectors on the medium and long-term.
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05 / Study Visits
Members of the MGI team visit the pilot cities during the pilot project design phase to discuss matters with the local team, implementation partners, stakeholders, and the local communities.
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01 / Kick-off Event
On the 18th of November 2019 the official Kick-Off Event with representatives of the three pilot cities, partners from the Morgenstadt Network and external experts as well as experts from the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft took place in Barcelona.
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06 / Implementation
For each pilot city, one pilot project of the roadmap is selected for the implementation and financed by MGI resources.
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07 / Final Conference



Sustainable Neighborhood Inaugurated in Kochi

The 8th of June, the Sustainable Neighborhood in Elamakkara that had been developed within the Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative (MGI) in the city of Kochi was inaugurated by the City Mayor and the Honorable German Ambassador to India.

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