Centre for Urban Studies

September 24, 2019

The need of the hour is Smart Citizens

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

Smart Citizens are the strength of the Smart City Mission

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the Madhyamam on September 21, 2019
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 17, 2019

Some Thoughts on National Education Policy Draft

The Draft National Education Policy (Committee for DNEP 2019) is a vision document which aims at a major overhaul of our present education system — school as well as higher education. The document is very detailed and gets into every […]
September 17, 2019

India-Pakistan Trade: Potential and Constraints

Conventionally, the easiest market access for most finished goods should be countries that lie within close geographical proximity; but history, political instability, colonial rules and a plethora of other reasons often prevent neighbouring states from seizing this natural advantage, which has to be […]
September 17, 2019

A bus corridor on the anvil for Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments “Getting a space exclusively for buses may not be easy due to space issues in Kochi”, in news article published in The New Indian Express on the proposed bus priority corridor with IoT (Internet […]
September 16, 2019

India and IPRs Laws

Copyrights, trademarks, patents, etc are terms which are often non-synonymous with economic significance and put away as indifferent to the facets of micro and macro trade. It suffices to attach the notion of ‘proprietorship’ and hence the meaning of ‘intellectual […]
September 16, 2019

Green Bonds for Sustainable Development

What are green bonds? How can they tackle major environmental issues faced by India and save the environment for the future generation?In the early years, institutions like banks and non-banking sectors financed environmental projects. However, a huge investment requirement for […]
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 […]

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