Kerala CM – The New Indian Express

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KOCHI: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday that cities of the future should be developed by adopting new trends in urban design. Inaugurating the two-day National Urban Conclave-Bodhi 2022, which hosts a series of discussions on “reinventing urban development through emerging tools and techniques”, Pinarayi said that although Kerala is number one among other states Indians in many ways, the state can make better implementation of urban planning techniques.

He was virtually addressing the congregation. The Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) is organizing the event in association with the Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA) at Bolgatty Palace in Kochi. “We must follow the principle of urban design and form if planned urban development is to be truly realized,” he said.

Pinarayi said Kochi is the perfect place to host the national event as it is becoming a global city, showing the development of services, industry, trade, IT and tourism. “In the current scenario, this conclave is relevant not only for Kochi but also for the whole state,” he said. Local Government Minister, MB Rajesh, in his opening speech, said it was important to keep in mind how technology will solve the complex problems resulting from urbanization.

“People in Kerala are facing problems such as increasing consumption, threat of waste, pollution, educated youth unemployment, individualization, lifestyle diseases, degradation of environment, etc., while society is exposed to the process of urbanization. I think an answer to this cannot be given without having a clear understanding of the different forces and flows that operate behind the process,” Rajesh said.

Industry Minister P Rajeeve has called for a sustainable model for the further development of the city. “Kochi is becoming a global city. At the same time, we face threats such as rising sea levels and frequent tidal flooding. Therefore, a sustainable development model must be adopted here,” he said.
S Krishnakumar, Founding President of GCDA, was honored at the event.

KOCHI: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday that cities of the future should be developed by adopting new trends in urban design. Inaugurating the two-day National Urban Conclave-Bodhi 2022, which hosts a series of discussions on “reinventing urban development through emerging tools and techniques”, Pinarayi said that although Kerala is number one among other states Indians in many ways, the state can make better implementation of urban planning techniques. He was virtually addressing the congregation. The Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) is organizing the event in association with the Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA) at Bolgatty Palace in Kochi. “We must follow the principle of urban design and form if planned urban development is to be truly realized,” he said. Pinarayi said Kochi is the perfect place to host the national event as it is becoming a global city, showing the development of services, industry, trade, IT and tourism. “In the current scenario, this conclave is relevant not only for Kochi but also for the whole state,” he said. Local Government Minister, MB Rajesh, in his opening speech, said it was important to keep in mind how technology will solve the complex problems resulting from urbanization. “People in Kerala are facing problems such as increasing consumption, threat of waste, pollution, educated youth unemployment, individualization, lifestyle diseases, degradation of environment, etc., while society is exposed to the process of urbanization. I think an answer to this cannot be given without having a clear understanding of the different forces and flows that operate behind the process,” Rajesh said. Industry Minister P Rajeeve has called for a sustainable model for the further development of the city. “Kochi is becoming a global city. At the same time, we face threats such as rising sea levels and frequent tidal flooding. Therefore, a sustainable development model must be adopted here,” he said. S Krishnakumar, Founding President of GCDA, was honored at the event.

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