On 3rd October 2010, as part of the IUDI Center launch team Kerala conducted a ‘South Zone Conference’ at Cochin. The theme of the conference was ‘Participatory Urban Development’ and it was inaugurated by the then Mayor of Cochin, Prof. Mercy Williams. The conference was well attended by Urban Designers, Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects, members of planning bodies and other orgnisations. Papers were presented by Prof. PVK Rameshwar, Mr. S.P. Shorey, Mr. Dunu Roy, Dr. Solomon Benjamin, Ar. KanakTiwari, Ar. AjithVyas and Ar. BileyMenon. The conference concluded highlighting the importance of the topic in present-day planning and design.