The harbour city of Cochin, is situated in a unique geographical location, surrounded by back waters, lakes and canals, paving way for ocean transport. This metropolitan, like every unplanned city had been facing infrastructural, functional and economic problems.
In order to overcome this scenario, the c-hed had coordinated and organized a four day workshop on formulation of a vision document and strategic plan for the city of Cochin.
The workshop organized was an attempt to integrate the spatial planning aspects of the city planning with the five year plans prepared by the Kochi Municipal Corporation as a prelude to the tenth plan.
The event was inaugurated by Dr M.K Muneer, the then Hon’ble Minister for Public Works Government of Kerala and was attended by various other dignitaries from diverse fields.
It is this workshop that initiated the master plan and CDP project in Cochin city.