Centre for Urban Studies

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 […]
September 18, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth, Times of India, September 14th, 2015

Urban local bodies need more teeth Times of India, 14th September 2015 KOCHI: The Centre had asked state governments to strengthen urban schemes before they launched smart cities, Amrut and housing for all by 2022 projects. Union urban development minister […]
September 3, 2015

Majority of Commuters Express Dissatisfaction over Boat Service, Metro Manorama 1st September, 2015

  Metro Manorama 1st September 2015 In Ernakulam district, more than 13,000 people use ferry service. In the study conducted by CPPR around fifty-six per cent of the passengers expressed their dissatisfaction with the quality of the ferry service. Presently […]
August 19, 2015

City Taxis for Delhi- Why we need to be bothered

  Jayati Narain, Research Assistant at CPPR comments on the latest move by the Delhi Government over the City Taxi Scheme. According to her it is ironic that the autorickshaw, which was used by the Aam Admi Party(AAP) for much […]
August 13, 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode, The Hindu; August 11th 2015

Meet on Vytilla Hub to focus on funding mode The Hindu; August 11th 2015 With public-private participation the ‘dominant option’ doing the rounds for the Rs 430-crore second phase development works of Vyttila Mobility Hub (VMH), Wednesday’s executive committee meeting […]
August 5, 2015

Pavements ‘too high’ for pedestrians in NCR, Hindustan Times, 25 July 2015

Madhu S, Director (Projects), Centre for Public Policy Research, comments in Hindustan Times about the condition of pavements for pedestrians in India     Footpaths missing in most localities, and those on main roads with heavy traffic are so high, people […]
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 […]

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