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June 17, 2016

CPPR imparts training for Councillors on Effective Decentralised Governance through Participatory Engagement

A Workshop for Councillors of Cochin Corporation was organised by Centre for Public Policy Research on “Effective Decentralised governance through participatory approach” on 14th June 2016, Tuesday at Town Hall. The aim of the workshop was to orient the councillors […]
June 3, 2016

Workshop on Effective Decentralised Governance Through Participatory Engagement

Decentralisation of governance has been mooted through the 73 rd and 74 th Amendment which empowers the Local Self Government in India to conduct and manage local communities or Wards as constitutionally defined. Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and Panchayaths have a […]
April 5, 2016

‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’ talk by Dr. Mathew A. Varghese

Dr. Varghese, who has a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway, spoke on the logic of urbanization that governs city planning in Kerala. He started the talk by defining the key terms used in the title […]
April 4, 2016

‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’ talk by Dr. Mathew A. Varghese

Dr. Mathew A. Varghese, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Maharajas College, Ernakulam;  delivered a talk on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary : Geographies in the making (Kochi)’, on  27th February, 2016. The talk was organised by CPPR-Centre for Urban […]
April 2, 2016

Getting even with odds, The Week

Usually at odds with Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal kept his differences aside while writing to the prime minister last month, seeking his help in implementing the odd-even traffic rule in the capital. The rule—whereby cars with even-numbered […]
March 2, 2016

Cleaning the Air and Enabling Commuter Movement

CPPR researchers, Jayati Narain & Pradipti Jayaram, analyse the Delhi odd-even scheme and the lack of room for public transport in the city’s design framework in an article published in the Economic and Political Weekly. Click here to read the […]
February 29, 2016

Role of the Police in Kochi’s Development

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research will be addressing a session on the ‘Role of the Police in Kochi’s Development’ organized by the Kerala Police Association, as part of a their 33rd District Association Meeting. The distinguished […]
February 23, 2016

Lecture on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary: Geographies in the making (Kochi)’

Dr. Mathew A. Varghese, professor department of Political Science, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, will deliver a lecture on ‘Logic of the Urban Contemporary : Geographies in the making (Kochi)’, on  27th February 2016 at 11:30 am. The talk is organised by CPPR-CUS. Date: 27th February Time: […]
February 16, 2016

Call for Paid Internship

The Centre for Urban Studies is launching a study on:  Project implementation by Urban Local governments in Kerala. The study will focus on the legal and structural issues faced by local governments. The objective of the study is to gain a comprehensive understanding in related issues such as, waste management and public […]
January 12, 2016

The Unsustainability of the Odd-Even Scheme

  Jayati Narain, managing associate Centre for Urban Studies-CPPR, writes on  why the odd-even car scheme in Delhi is unsustainable and short sighted. http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2016_01_01_archive.html
December 17, 2015

Regulating Taxi Service Aggregators

Jayati Narain, managing associate- CPPR Centre for Urban studies, writes about the policy issues surrounding the regulation of taxi service aggregators in India. Read more about this in our blog http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/12/regulating-taxi-service-aggregators-by.html
November 7, 2015

Role of the Mayor- Moving Beyond a Figurehead

Jayati Narain, Managing Associate of Centre for Urban Studies writes about the challenges to be faced by the coming Mayor of Kochi. A key task being finding and reclaiming power within the administrative set up itself. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/11/role-of-mayor-moving-beyond-figurehead.html
October 29, 2015

Vehicle density in Kerala, Mathrubhumi, 22 October 2015

    Dr D Dhanuraj Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research says the increase in number of private vehicles in road shows the shift in people’s use of private vehicles over public transport vehicles.
October 24, 2015

Determinants of the Cochin Corporation Election

Gowri S, who interned at CPPR, try’s to understand what according to local politicians are the determinants for the upcoming Cochin corporation elections. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/10/determinantsof-cochin-corporation.html
September 30, 2015

‘Thattukadas’ need space in Kochi, Deccan Chronicle, September 30, 2015

‘Thattukadas’ need space in Kochi Even as the city corporation is in the process of preparing the Smart City project proposal, a section of civic experts has stressed  the need for a proper policy  to regularise street food vendors, an […]
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