Centre for Urban Studies

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 […]
November 22, 2011

Feeder Shared Service

Shared service transport systems like share autos, share taxis or buses which feeds commuters to other modes of transport. Primarily they are small vehicles accommodating 5-8 passengers which can travel through narrow roads. They are flexible as they can commute […]

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