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Mumbai delegation visits RUGGEDISED lighthouse city Rotterdam

20 March 2017

A 14-member Indian delegation from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad were on a week-long visit to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Barcelona, to examine smart city and urban planning developments in Europe and share their experience with relevant experts.

“This is a unique opportunity to examine first-hand the latest urban developments in Europe and relate them to India and also to identify topics and ways for future cooperation,” B. Anand, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.

RUGGEDISED project coordinator, Albert Engels, presented Rotterdam's leading role as a lighthouse city and the planned smart solutions implementation in the "Heart of South" district.

Through RUGGEDISED the Heart of South district will undergo a serious transition in the upcoming years. The city of Rotterdam will prepare the district for the future with the aim to achieve maximum energy efficiency and CO2 reduction while simultaneously looking to have a major social economic impact in terms of job creation, levels of participation of citizens and quality of life.

Find out more about the RUGGEDISED project in Rotterdam with Albert Engels interview during the project launch.