Centre for Urban Studies

June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]
May 14, 2018

Qualitative improvement sought in public transport; The Hindu, May 14, 2018

By John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 14, 2018 Transportation experts lay stress on comfort, safety, and crew behaviour Qualitative improvement in comfort and safety levels must go hand in hand with awareness programmes to popularise bus services […]
May 14, 2018

Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala

 Click here to read the study: Less Regulations for a Better Commute- A Case Study on Taxi Aggregators in Kerala EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Taxi businesses faced a major threat from online taxi aggregator companies in the recent past. Though different state governments […]
May 10, 2018

Smart-moving Kochi: Enabling Intelligent Transportation Systems

Cities are powerhouses of growth, markets, innovation, and humanity. Cities are also complex organisms that evolve, thrive or perish with the collective actions of their occupants. An anthropological answer to human beings’ quest to build and live together, the way […]
May 8, 2018

Metro launches revamped cycle sharing project

The Hindu | Staff Reporter | May 8, 2018 50 cycles at 8 stations; free biking up to 100 hours a month It may have misfired in the first attempt, but that hasn’t stopped Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) from […]
May 5, 2018

More votaries now for public transport

Collector travels by metro, bus to office on Public Transport Day The rising public support for the monthly Public Transport Day in Kochi saw a host of senior government functionaries commute by public transport and bicycles to work and back on Friday. […]
April 25, 2018

Mobility and Mode Distribution in Kochi

Kochi agglomeration is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in southern India.With most of its commercial establishments and government offices located in a 94.88 sq. km area1 , a robust public transport framework is the key for a sustainable […]
April 20, 2018

First Friday of every month will be ‘Public Transport Day’ in Kochi; The New Indian Express, April 20, 2018

   The New Indian Express | April 20, 2018 KOCHI: Starting May 4 this year, the city will observe the first Friday of every month as the ‘Public Transport Day’. The initiative undertaken by the city-based Centre for Public Policy […]
April 12, 2018

Gender-sensitive Public Transport: Time to Walk the Talk

Public transport forms the backbone of an efficient urban mobility system of a city, spearheading its development and modernisation. The creation of economic opportunities and improved access to markets and services can be achieved through efficient mobility within a city. […]
April 5, 2018

Taxing Private Buses will do no Good for the Cause of Public Transport in Kerala – പൊതുഗതാഗതം; ഇനിയും ഇടപെട്ടില്ലെങ്കില്‍ സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നത് വന്‍ ദുരന്തം

Public transport is an inevitable part of a city’s development and private sector plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency of public transport. But governmental regulations have taken a toll on the operations of private players in Kerala. What […]
February 2, 2018

From superstars and tigers to red, blue and green; The Times of India, February 2, 2018

Deepa Soman| The Times of India | Feb 2, 2018 Multi-coloured with artistic and often quirky designs on their bodies, with catchy names ranging from that of Gods and Goddesses to pop stars; private buses in Kerala have been style […]
January 25, 2018

Kochi Public Transport Day Inaugural

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), in association with the local self-government, various civil society organizations and the residents of Kochi, plans to conduct Kochi Public Transport Day; a year-long campaign to conduct studies to close the gaps in Kochi’s […]
January 24, 2018

‘Financially Independent Cities Will Be More Welfare Oriented’; BW SMARTCITIES, January 23, 2018

City governance is a complex system. The governance framework at the city level must be in sync with the with the culture, heritage, economy, competitiveness and institutions. That is the reason just constituting special purpose vehicle is not enough for […]
January 22, 2018

Transport Strike Part 2 in South India; The Lede, January 21, 2018

By Rejimon Kuttappan | JANUARY 21, 2018 | The Lede After Tamil Nadu, pensioners of the Kerala transport Corporation are demanding their unpaid pensions and other dues which have been pending for months now Muraleedharan K, a retired mechanic from the […]
January 9, 2018

Mission MG Road Makeover – How about Night Shopping?

Kochi is in a transitional phase. The commencement of the Kochi Metro, increasing rate of urbanisation, and being chosen as one of the 20 cities for the Smart Cities Mission have pressurised and animated this urban conglomeration. The Kochi Metro […]
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