From the blog

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 […]
May 17, 2011

Thripunithura Traffic Study

Thripunithura is a suburb of Kochi and a municipality in Ernakulam district in the Indian State of Kerala. Thripunithura is surrounded by stretches of Vembanad Lake and Canals, which sustain inland navigation. The town is situated almost eight meters above […]
April 11, 2011

Research on the IPL market

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 league cricket competition in India, initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The IPL began in 2008 and at present the fourth season is taking place across […]
March 15, 2011

Vytilla Mobility Hub work underway

Getting around in Kochi is a hassle these days owing to traffic congestion and roadblocks. However, a solution is soon in sight with construction of the proposed Vytilla Mobility Hub underway. It is a state-of-the-art transportation system, being executed under […]
March 11, 2011

Discussion on the Union Budget

A roundtable discussion on Budget 2011 was held recently at the CPPR office. It was attended by members of Paripaakam, a senior citizens group in Kochi, and other guests. The speakers at the event included Aneish Rajan IRS, Professor K […]
February 15, 2011

Talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation’

ADR Centre organised a talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation – UK and Indian Perspectives’ at National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi on February 14. Paul Randolph, Accredited Mediator, Lamb Building ADR, was the resource person at the programme, […]
February 14, 2011

Koyilandi Mobility Project

Koyilandi (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a city and a municipality in Kozhikode district, North Malabar region of the Indian state of Kerala. This town is between Kozhikode and Badagara (Vatakara) and is on NH 17. It is the birthplace of the […]
February 14, 2011

Policy on Data Sharing and Accessibility

The Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, has become the governing law regarding public disclosure of governmental information and accessibility to public data. However, data-sharing policies in India are complex in nature, as various provisions under law define and determine […]
February 1, 2011

Sarpanches from Andhra visit Kochi

A team of 17 sarpanches from Hyderabad arrived in Kochi on February 2, 2011, to visit various gram panchayats and schools. The three-day visit was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with the MV Foundation. […]
January 13, 2011

‘Paripaakam’ meets again.

The second meeting of ‘Paripaakam’ was held at CPPR’s Elamkulam office recently. It was attended by Prof K C Abraham, Adv Sunil Kumar (Former Town Planning Committee Chairperson), K J Sohan (Chairman, Town Planning Standing Committee, Kochi Corporation), forum members, […]