Centre for Urban Studies

July 29, 2015

Vyttila Mobility Hub is much more than a bus stand, Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015

D. Dhanuraj, chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), writes about the Vytilla Mobility Hub, How it is much more than a bus stand, in Malayala Manorama, July 29th 2015     The Vytilla Mobility hub should be treated as […]
July 27, 2015

#MobiPrize 2015 is headed to India

UM-SMART’s MobiPrize is back and this time its in India!! The Mobiprize has become one of the major events honoring New Mobility enterprises and innovators that are making the world a better place through sustainable transportation innovation. All entrepreneurs addressing […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART II)

By Roshni Rajiv* Role of Private Players Restructuring of the Indian Railway (IR) is a protracted process comprising of a series of actions. One of the desired actions put forth by the Committee is to introduce  private sector participation to operate […]
July 17, 2015

Organisational Restructuring of Railway- A Possible Panacea (PART I)

By Roshni Rajiv* Organisational restructuring of the Indian Railway has become the most indispensable policy proposed over the past years. Despite repeated efforts by various railway reform committees, this reform is yet to be implemented. Due to its archaic organisational structure, […]
July 13, 2015

Smart Public Transit Systems for Kochi

CPPR is involved in a part of the global study of ICRIER, New Delhi who are closely studying four rapidly growing secondary cities in India to understand the economic links between climate change adaptation and the city’s development and resilience. […]
June 15, 2015

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans, The Hindu; June 15th

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans Mode of financing yet to be finalised The Hindu, June 15th, 2015 Uncertainty over the mode of financing the second phase development works of Vyttila mobility hub persists, even as […]
June 15, 2015

Road Safety in India- Still in Coma

“It’s Road Safety, Not Rocket Science” is the road safety program of the city of Philadelphia cites Pallavi Rachel George, Research Intern at CPPR in her blog article on Road Safety in India. She mentions how we have not progressed […]
May 18, 2015

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore; Deccan Chronicle, 17th May

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore DC CORRESPONDENT | May 17, 2015 KOCHI: The appraisal report of the City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Kochi Corporation provides a glimpse of the lackadaisical approach of the mandarins of the local […]
April 11, 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylanes, Times of India, 9th April 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylane Apr 09 2015 : The Times of India (Kochi) As city road improvement project initiated by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) progresses, the Kochi corporation gears up to take forward plans for […]
April 1, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- CPPR and Biennale

Biennale seminar calls for lending aesthetics to urban spaces metrokerala on March 23, 2015 Kochi, Mar 23: The Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) has not only brought cutting-edge contemporary art to Kochi, but helped revive this once-buzzing port town by infusing its sleepy […]
March 24, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- A fusion of creativity and reality

The First Urban Space Dialogue in Kerala organised by Centre for Public Policy Research Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) in partnership with Kochi Muzuris Biennale Foundation (KMB) turned out to be a fusion of creativity and reality as artists, architects […]
March 11, 2015

CPPR partners with Kochi Biennale for Urban Space Dialogue

  CPPR is partnering Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) Foundation for the first Urban Space Dialogue in Kochi, Kerala. The Kochi Muziris Biennale is a platform for contemporary art held in Fort Kochi and nearby locations which has attained international attention through its […]
March 10, 2015

E-Rickshaw Bill Passed!! Why we need to celebrate

E-Rickshaw bill was passed by Lok Sabha (People’s Assembly) last week setting it clear that Government wanted to push mobility of people to the forefront. From now E-Rikshaws are a legalised system which was effectuated by an amendment to the […]
February 25, 2015

Getting the Railways back on track

In this article, Roshni Rajiv puts forward eight suggestions to reform the current rail structure in tune with the needs of the 21st century* Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the […]
February 5, 2015

Indian Railway Re-Organization

Indian Railway Today, Indian Railways is the third largest railway network in the world. It transports 23 million passengers every day and 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic. The vision of Indian Railway is to provide safe, efficient, affordable, customer […]