From the blog

January 6, 2012

Metro Round Table – Open Discussion

The Metro Round Table organised by CPPR along with Kerala Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Cochin on January 6th was attended by political leaders, bureaucrats, urban experts, industry representatives and civil society organisations. The forum actively discussed about the viability […]
December 7, 2011

‘Nambuthiri Varayude Kulapathi’ – Documentary Released

A documentary on artist Namboothiri directed by Binuraj Kalapeedhom  released in Kochi on 2011 December 7. Historian M. G. S. Narayanan received the first copy of the documentary from the famouse painter M.V. Devan in a function, which was held […]
December 7, 2011

Documentary Screening – Artist Nambuthiri

Documentary on Artist Namboothiri will be released on December 7, 2011. Hon.Mayor of Cochin, Shri Tony Chammani, Dr M G S Narayanan, Shri Shaji N Karun, Shri M V Devan and Shri Nedumudi Venu will be present on the occasion. […]
November 25, 2011

ipolicy for Journalists (Certificate in Public Policy for Journalists)

In order to secure freedom, prosperity, and good government, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting.  A clearer understanding of public policy—its nature, formation, and how to evaluate its impact on citizens—can enable media professionals […]
November 9, 2011

ANNOUNCING SUPER SATURDAYS AT CPPR

Are you curious, innovative and a person with social drive determined to change the society for the better?? Then CPPR will provide you with the perfect platform to launch yourself. We are the Centre for Public Policy Research, a think […]
October 27, 2011

Mobility Hub Society – what is the future

Debate continues on what is the role of Mobility hub society and KSRTC in deciding the transport routes and operations in Cochin city.  Mobility Hub is an international concept envisaged and customised for Cochin in 2009 as a solution to […]
August 29, 2011

All Documents Related to Kochi Metro shall be in the Public Domain

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), a kochi based research organistion urged Kerala Government and other authorities to publish all the documents including study reports, rationalisation and budget estimates; that lead to the feasibility of such a project in Kochi. […]
August 15, 2011

Seminar on New Trends in Urban Development

“Environmentalists should not hinder development”, says Dr.Gopinath Panangad, Founder Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission. “It is unfortunate that some of the activists are in the habit of attacking any scheme without going into the merit of the project or its […]
July 15, 2011

Parking Study in Chennai

Civitas Urban Solutions in association with Chennai City Connect and supported by Sakthi Foundation, Delhi, is conducting a study on parking in Chennai. Parking has been an important facet of various transport and road policies across the world. It is […]
July 15, 2011

Study on Para-transit System in Chennai

Civitas Urban Solutions in association with Chennai City Connect and supported by Sakthi Foundation, Delhi, is conducting a study on the para-transit system in the city of Chennai. Para transit systems like shared autos and transit cabs are common in […]
June 6, 2011

More Freebies and Offers on Bus Day

The next Kochi Bus Day will be observed on July 20, 2011, at Vytilla Bus Bay between 8 am and 11 am. Kochi residents are requested to leave their private vehicles and travel by bus to save the city from […]
May 31, 2011

BUS DAY SPECIAL: Report on Petrol Price Hike and its Impact in Kochi

Study reveals 17% reduction in petrol sales A rise in petrol prices is not a new phenomenon for Kerala. After its deregulation in June 2010, petrol price was hiked eight times. Research states that in April 1989, petrol cost Rs […]
May 22, 2011

Kochi Bus Day on May 31

Kochi is set to celebrate yet another Bus Day! The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), with the support of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, telecom partner Uninor, and media partner Red FM is observing May 31 as ‘Bus Day’. […]
May 21, 2011

A Post-Election Analysis of Kerala Elections 2011

The verdict of the 13th Assembly elections in Kerala is peculiar in ways more than one. The final tally of seats won – UDF 72 and LDF 68 – is unheard of in recent history. The Indian National Congress, which […]
May 19, 2011

Street Design Competition

Civitas Urban Solutions, together with ITDP, Michigan University and the Corporation of Cochin, is launching Kochi’s first-of-its-kind Street Design competition – Smart Smart: Redefining Urban Development. This open-submission competition seeks to identify suitable proposals for the redesign of Park Avenue Road […]