Centre for Urban Studies

September 24, 2019

Smart Cities need Smart Citizens- Dr M Ramachandran

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Kerala Kaumudi on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Need to make smart city mission citizen-centric felt

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Devdiscourse on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Smart cities need smart people to run them

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Deccan Chronicle on September 21, 2019.
September 23, 2019

Kerala Bypolls 2019: Will the numbers support the fronts?

Kerala gets ready for the next phase of bypolls to 5 legislative assemby seats. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman CPPR discusses the the prospects of the Fronts as well of BJP in this elections. This discussion was aired on the Manorama […]
September 19, 2019

Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes

“Healthcare cost of beedi smoking to nation is Rs 80,550 crore as per the Centre for Public Policy Research (Kerala) whereas e-cigarette impact is unknown since it is a new category,” study done by CPPR quoted in a news article published in […]
September 19, 2019

These are the reasons behind Modi govt’s ban on e-cigarettes

“Healthcare cost of beedi smoking to nation is Rs 80,550 crore as per the Centre for Public Policy Research (Kerala) whereas e-cigarette impact is unknown since it is a new category,” study done by CPPR quoted in a news article published in […]
September 19, 2019

Palarivattom flyover reconstruction: Traffic, environmental concerns ahead for Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in an article published in The News Minute on the reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover. What does the reconstruction of the flyover mean for the motorists of Kochi who are already suffering because of […]
September 16, 2019

Needed hefty fine and better infrastructure: Road safety experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments the government should create awareness among public before imposing the hiked penalty in a news article published in The Times of India related to Motor Vehicles (amendment) Act 2019 As the state government is […]
September 16, 2019

Free cycles? No thanks, not in Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India on challenges cycle share scheme will face due to the lack of cycling ecosystem in Kochi Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), which opened an […]
September 16, 2019

CPPR Talk Series | “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India” by Ajay Verghese

CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) organised an in-house talk on “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India”, delivered by Dr Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, on August 29, 2019
September 7, 2019

Potholes to burn Rs 90 crore hole in motorists’ purse during Onam

CPPR Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj comments on the fuel cost and lost man hours caused by potholes and traffic congestion within the city in a news article published in The Times of India. Potholes in Kochi city will cost vehicle […]
September 7, 2019

Escalating Japan-South Korea Dispute | CPPR Global High Tea

In this edition of CPPR Global High Tea, Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate, CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies, talks about escalating dispute between Japan and South Korea.
September 6, 2019

Kochi metro Thykoodam Stretch: Will this be a game changer for commuters? | #CityBeats

New stretch of Kochi metro to Thykoodam was inaugurated recently. Can it increase the ridership of Kochi Metro? Will this be a game changer for the commuters of Kochi? Also will this take us closer to the dream of an […]
September 4, 2019

India–US Economic Relations: A “Trumped” Challenge

Trade relations have always been a major factor in international relations. Some of the policy changes like trade embargoes, sanctions, etc. have dominated recent headlines, especially the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. Amidst the “trade war” between […]
September 4, 2019

CPPR Talk Series: Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India

As part of the CPPR Talk Series, the Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) organised an in-house talk on “Hinduism & Political Behaviour in India”, delivered by Dr Ajay Verghese, an author and assistant professor of political science at the University […]