The metropolitan of Cochin had been facing infrastructural, functional and economic problems over a period of time. In order to overcome this scenario, the c-hed had coordinated and organized a four day vision  workshop for formulation of a vision document and strategic planning  for the city of Cochin for the next 20 years. This important document has been brought out in the form of a book.

The vision document provides the development direction in the short, medium and long time perspective and facilitates the articulation of development projects. It also focuses on  setting up of three major sub-centers, five zonal centers, development of inter-city bus terminal to shift the KSRTC bus stand, shifting of the wholesale market out of the corporation boundary, development of heritage zone, road widening, strict regulation of land use and development of six major roads.

This document was prepared on the basis of over 100 papers presented by experts at different sessions during the vision workshop. This document also focuses on substantial improvement of inland navigation routes and landing facilities in the city for passenger and goods traffic.