Centre for Urban Studies

November 11, 2019

Silver Line economically feasible, says KRDCL MD

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article written in the Hindu on the proposed semi-high-speed rail corridor project (named Silver Line) The Kerala Rail Development Corporation (KRDCL) is confident that the ₹66,405-crore Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod semi-high-speed rail corridor project (named […]
November 5, 2019

IS KOCHI REALLY A MUST-VISIT CITY?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India Kochi recently figured among the top 10 cities for tourists to visit in 2020, in a ranking published by an international travel magazine. It […]
October 30, 2019

How Can Congestion Pricing Solve Traffic Woes?

The term ‘congestion pricing’ is used to describe a distance, area or cordon-based road user charging policy around congested areas to reduce the use of private vehicles and increase the use of public transportation. Congestion pricing is also known as […]
October 28, 2019

CPM welcomes govt decision to rebuild Palarivattom flyover by DMRC

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the govt decision to rebuild Palarivattom flyover CPM leaders who criticised the previous UDF government alleging corruption in the Palarivattom flyover construction have […]
October 26, 2019

Lack of Coordination is the Key Challenge

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in Malayalam Newspaper Madhyamam on the recent flooding in Ernakulam city. This article was published on October 26, 2019
October 25, 2019

Event Report: Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development

During 2016, 2017 and 2018, prominent institutions from Germany and India conducted several Indo-German workshops in India that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities. These events have been coordinated by the Heidelberg University […]
October 24, 2019

Operation Breakthrough Alone can’t save Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news report published in The New Indian Express. On Monday, the overnight incessant downpour flooded the city, leading to ‘Operation Breakthrough’, helmed by the district administration. Within four hours, with effective coordination […]
October 17, 2019

Smart Cities Mission Requires Smart People: Dr M Ramachandran

Transcript of the Keynote address delivered by Dr M Ramachandran, former Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, at the “Smart Cities Workshop: Sustainable Urban Development” held in Kochi on September 20, 2019.The workshop was organised by South […]
October 11, 2019

Powering Kerala’s Electric Vehicles

India is set to move further towards an automobile industry that is primarily electricity powered. The government has introduced certain initiatives in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint in India’s mobility scenario by 2030 and electric vehicles (EVs) are […]
October 9, 2019

Feasibility of Electric Vehicles in India

Facing an air pollution epidemic, India has its eyes set on an electric future. With a flurry of proposals from both the centre and various state governments, questions over the implementation of this relatively new technology arise. This article looks […]
September 26, 2019

“Need to make Smart City Mission Citizen-centric” Dr. M. Ramachandran

Keynote address delivered by former secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr M Ramachandran at the ‘Smart City Workshop: Sustainable Urban Development’ on September 20, 2019. The workshop was a joint initiative of Heidelberg University, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), […]
September 24, 2019

The Week: KL-Smartcity

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The Week on September 20, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Workshop focuses on smart urban development

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The Times of India on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Need to Transform India’s Smart City Mission into a Citizen-Centric System

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in The New Indian Express on September 21, 2019.
September 24, 2019

Make Smart Cities Mission citizen-centric

News report on the Smart Cities Workshop Sustainable Urban Development published in the The Hindu on September 21, 2019.
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