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Better resource use in peri-urban areas

In order to improve the city’s resource management, ICLEI South Asia supported by the German Development Cooperation and the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), came together to implement pilot projects to demonstrate the Urban NEXUS approach. The pilot projects focused on the management and optimized utilization of energy and groundwater to limit the impacts of constrained resources on farmers and hence local food production. The Urban NEXUS innovation applies as much to the resource management as to the institutions and the community that shapes them. The successful implementation of pilot projects changed the mindset of institutions to favor cooperative and intersectoral planning approaches instead of traditionally “siloed” sectoral practices.