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Aadhithya Sujith

Jun 18, 2017


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Hi Kiri Team,

Can you please complete the details of your idea, so that the community and experts can help you with their inputs & suggestions. This year Climatecolab is expecting a large participation in the challenges so it might get really busy towards the end of the challenge.

Thanks & regards


Aadhithya Sujith

Aug 12, 2017


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Hi Kiri Team,

Thanks for submitting proposal to Climate colab again and I appreciate your efforts in working with Argentina government in driving some of the climate change projects. I have gone through your proposal and you have done a great job explaining who will be taking actions in executing the proposed project of a sustainable slum. However I have also noticed that from the proposal that the actions that you propose to make a sustainable slum is still a work in progress in the proposal. 

I think the main action item would be to provide carbon free energy in the slum.Some interesting links to know life in slum & building a carbon free city from scratch is listed below.

How slums can save the planet

A Carbon-Free City Is Being Built from Scratch

Building the World’s First Carbon-Neutral City

Rapidly growing slums could be the key to sustainable urban energy system transformation

Thanks & regards


Teerth Brahmbhatt

Aug 27, 2017


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Dear Kiri Team, 

Your proposal sounds fascinating it is great to hear that you are looking to help marginalized communities with your innovations. As Aadhithya stated it would be better to focus on one component of your proposal as opposed to so many facets of sustainability for slums and shanty towns. 

Building materials may be a great place to start because there are so many options available for improving the stock of buildings from current materials used in this setting. 

  • Shipping container housing could be a great way to provide improved living conditions for the individuals living in slums or shanty towns
  • I would also suggest that you look into plastic based materials as possibly driving the building for these new structures, it would provide a circular economy solution to the glut of plastic we have around the world. 


Best Regards, 


Teerth Brahmbhatt 

Eduardo Fracassi

Aug 28, 2017


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Hi Aadhithya,,

Thank you so much for your contributions!

Our apology for not answering before.

We are considering each and everyone of your suggestions.

Please keep throwing more ideas!!!







Caroline Liu

Nov 25, 2017

Impact Assessment Fellow

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Thank you for submitting your contest proposal.

A Climate CoLab Impact Assessment Fellow who specializes in buildings has conducted an impact assessment of your proposal which you can find under the “IMPACT” tab. Please review the documentation and model parameters. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact Mario Coelho at mariucoelho.


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