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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. With this, the MGI pilot project in India officially came to an end, and at the same time marks the starting point for the creation of more sustainability projects in Kochi.

The MGI project in Kochi aimed at giving an example of how to make the pilot neighborhood independent from conventional energy resources, treat wastewater with nature-based solutions and tackling the problem of Urban Heat Islands with Green Infrastructure. The implementations therefore combine different components: photovoltaic systems were installed on the roofs of 15 selected houses in the neighborhood for renewable energy generation and in the Government Higher Secondary School there were set up a nature-based sewage treatment plant, a green pavilion and a cool roofing system. 

The Sustainable Neighborhood project is a first step towards making Kochi more resilient to climate change. In his inauguration speech, Mister M. Anil Kumar, Mayor of Kochi, envisioned to convert at least 10 % of the city’s households into sustainable neighborhoods like the one created in Elamakkara during the initiative, thereby committing his administration to the important task of taking on the sustainable transformation of Kochi in the future

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