Smart Cities Workshops in Kolkata, Kochi and Pune
Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, prominent institutes from Germany and India, will conduct four Indo-German workshops in India that focus on Smart City: Mobility & Infrastructure in the 21st century. These workshops are part of a series of pre-events leading to the DWIH annual conference Cityscapes from 29th September to 1st October. Enlarge image Speakers at the Smart Cities Workshop in Kolkata (© ORF)
Three workshops were organised in Kolkata, Kochi and Pune on 9th, 11th and 19th August respectively. Topics of the workshops included smart transportation, inclusive cities, urban infrastructure and planning, social infrastructure and waste management and energy. The workshop in Kolkata was organized by Observer Research Foundation and Heidelberg University in collaboration with GIZ and Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and was attended by Mr. Ashok Dhar, Director of Kolkata Chapter, Observer Research Foundation, Mr. Olaf Iverson, Consul General of the German Mission in Kolkata and Mr. Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department, Govt. of West Bengal, and Chairman, Office of the New Town Kolkata Development Authority amongst others. Enlarge image Smart Cities Workshop in Kochi (© CUSAT)
The workshop in Kochi was organized by Heidelberg University and CUSAT in collaboration with GIZ, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and Fraunhofer India, which was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of CUSAT, Prof. Dr. J. Lethargie, and attended, amongst others, by Shri Hari G P, AGM KMRL Smart Transportation and Shri Vinodkumar N., MVI Ernakulam.
The next was held in Pune, where it was organized by Heidelberg University, IISER Pune and University of Göttingen in collaboration with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. The series will be concluded in Bangalore on September 16, where it will be organized by Heidelberg Centre South Asia, the EU STI Platform, and the Bavarian-Indian Centre (BayIND).