From the blog

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, […]
January 11, 2011

Chemmanakari village adoption

Chemmanakari is a coastal village in Kerala, located near the northern end of Kottayam district, with proximity to the Vembanad Lake. This place houses the famous Indo American Brain & Spine Hospital, and is also known for its natural beauty […]
December 20, 2010

Kochi ‘Bus Day’ on December 18

The Kochi district administration and the Motor Vehicles Department, with the support of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR),  observed December 18 as ‘Bus Day’. Joining in the event are Transport Minister Jose Thettayil, actors Dileep, Sidique, Remya Nambeesan […]
December 7, 2010

Anna Nagar Cycle Track Project

According to a Wilbur Smith report, 52 per cent of Chennai trips cover less than 5 km and most of these are made on foot or by motorised transport. This has proven to create needless chaos and pollution, which is […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR to launch Senior Citizens Action Forum

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.” This proverb explains aptly the wisdom of the elderly; the experiences learnt and taught. […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR launches ‘Paripakam’ – Senior Citizens Action Forum

To tap the expertise of the city’s senior citizens, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) launched ‘Paripakam’ at CPPR’s Elamkulam office on November 18. The forum was inaugurated by MLA Dominic Presentation and chaired by Deputy Mayor Bhadra Satheesh. […]