Centre for Urban Studies

November 23, 2016

Challenges to the Role of Private Participation in Public Transportation: A Case of Kerala’s Private Buses

The State of Kerala in 2012 through a notification stopped issuing new permits to inter-district buses in Kerala while exempting state run Kerala State Transport Corporation. This was the beginning of the government’s action against private operators as it eventually […]
November 21, 2016

Deciphering the Challenges in Housing for Urban Poor

This paper studies the existing scenario of urban housing and examines the challenges in housing the urban poor in India. It includes a review of housing policies that exist today and learning from interactions with different stakeholders involved in the […]
November 11, 2016

Has the Edappally Flyover Managed to Ease Traffic in Kochi?; Kochi Post, November 10, 2016

By Vidya Nair| November 10, 2016 | Kochi Post The Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) Project would perhaps be the most ambitious project implemented in Kerala during the previous UDF government’s rule. Among the various projects coming under it, the Edappally flyover […]
November 4, 2016

Will Transit Oriented Development congest our cities?

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has taken up Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives, which are intended to redistribute the density in alignment with the areas that are catered by mass transit projects in the city. This project has the potential […]
October 25, 2016
KSRTC

KSRTC Doldrums: Is there a Way Out?

The debt-ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) repeatedly finding a space in the regional media is no longer a surprise for the people of Kerala. The day-to-day functioning of this public sector undertaking is limping due to inefficiency, inferior […]
September 5, 2016

Delhi Lost Over INR 9 Cr Because Of Waterlogged Roads And Crawling Traffic In The Past Two Days; IndiaTimes, September 1 2016

Shreya Kalra | September 1, 2016 | Indiatimes Rain is a much romanticised idea in poems and films – a poet writes about his/her longing for thunderous showers and directors shoot scenes of lovers embracing under pouring water. Unfortunately the reality of […]
August 23, 2016

The fakeness (stupidity?) of the Vyttila junction traffic arrangement

Vyttila Junction, the busiest in Kerala has been experiencing severe traffic congestion for the last few days. D Dhanuraj comments in his blog post the lack of data and planning from the decision makers side while going for ad-hoc arrangements […]
August 11, 2016

The Paradise Road

Ananthitha. A, Environmental Engineer at Ultra-Tech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, shares her experience traveling on the roads in Kochi. She questions the authorities for their disdain to save themselves from the public outrage. Click the link to read about it […]
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 […]