Centre for Urban Studies

September 12, 2013

Study on Autorickshaws and Paratransit systems in Chennai

The Study on Autorikshaw and Para-transit system in Chennai was conducted by M/s Civitas Urban Solutions for City Connect Foundation, Chennai. CPPR provided research input for the study.
September 4, 2013

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Urban Centre

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Centre for Urban Studies  on September 2nd, 2013 in Kochi, Kerala. Through the focus study centre, CPPR offers to provide a strong solution base with a key emphasize on the mobility that influences […]
July 12, 2013

How to Plan a City – Lessons learnt from Jane Jacobs

* By Merin Peter “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Planning and developing a city can be a tedious task.  There are different ways to plan a […]
May 9, 2013

Paratransit (Share auto)Study in Chennai

Executive Summary of Para-transit Study (Share auto and Maxi Cabs) in City of Chennai, India Chennai economy has been successful in enhancing the well-being of the state and its people.Most recent is the transformation to information based, knowledge-driven economy has […]
February 14, 2013

Study on Inland Water Transportation in Kochi City Region

The following research work conducted by Yogi Joseph of CEPT, Ahmedabad for CPPR aims to highlight the problems ailing the water transportation sector in Kochi. It relied upon extensive review of secondary data, people’s observations about the ferry system recorded […]
October 15, 2012

Parking Space in Kochi: Issues and Solutions

By  Zeenab Aneez All of India’s cities face an urban transport crisis. While issues such as poor connectivity, bad road quality, traffic congestion, air and noise pollution are constantly talked about, parking is seen as one having negligible effect on […]
October 12, 2012

The Pedestrian and the Road, February 2010

By Parijata Bharadwaj Road accidents have become a common occurrence and it is predicted that soon they will become the leading killers in today’s motorized world overtaking AIDS and Tuberculosis. The worst hit by these accidents are the pedestrians. This […]
October 11, 2012

Study on Muncipal Solid Waste Management in Kochi, October 2008

By Ajay Justin O This is a study on the waste management process carried out for the city by the Corporation of Cochin. The Study examines the existing waste management system in the Cochin City, critically study it, bring out […]
October 11, 2012

Pedestrian Friendly Shopping Plaza at M.G. Road, Kochi, June 2009

By J.Rekha Kammath The study attempts to suggest a traffic free model for M.G. Road, for the stretch from Medical Trust Hospital up to Madhawa Pharmacy. This stretch has numerous shopping centres and eateries and entertainment centres on either sides […]
October 11, 2012

Mobility Hub Feasibility study report

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) developed the feasibility report of this Mobility hub at the behest of the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) and Ernakulam District Administration. CPPR provided inputs that were futuristic and technology driven, ensuring the […]
October 6, 2012

Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Urbanization of Cochin, September 2008

By Yashad Dongol This paper explores the importance of Public Private partnership in bringing about a sustainable urban development to the city of Kochi. There is lack of a proper strategy in implementing PPPs across the Kerala due to which […]
October 6, 2012

Pedestrian Audit Report, September 2008

A Pedestrian Audit is a species of the genus known as a Road Safety Audit; an initiative usually undertaken by governmental authorities to estimate the safety needs of the roads. It’s more than just a plain analysis. It seeks to […]
October 5, 2012

A Study on Floor Scale Index in Chennai, May 2008

By Renjini Rajagopal Cities grow at an alarming rate, trying to accommodate the teaming millions within its urban embrace as the same millions clamor at its gates for salvation from the twin evils of impoverishment and unemployment. But, land has […]
April 15, 2012

Reinventing Cochin Cycle Rally, December 2009

By Reinventing Cochin Team Reinventing Cochin, one of the leading initiatives of CPPR working on areas of urban research, development and reforms, in pursuance of the same, sought to organize a campaign unlike any other – a Cycle Rally, to […]
March 13, 2012

Unified Metropolitan Authority (UMTA) in Kochi

We often talk about unity among diversity, giving popular names such as Kerala United, United Front etc to various institutions and processes. Interestingly, we have been forced to adopt a democratic system by the Britishers , and evolved to a […]