Centre for Urban Studies

January 8, 2020

Kochi Metro to observe Public Transport day on every Friday

With the aims to promote uses of public transport and curb vehicular pollution in the city, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has planned to observe Public Transport Day on every Friday of the week starting from January 3, 2020. […]
January 6, 2020

Where to park? Ask Kochiites

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comment in a article published in The New Indian Express on the parking woes in the city. He comments ” The ideal solution would be to deploy hop-on and hop-off services like autorickshaws and mini-vans […]
January 2, 2020

Child safety in schools: Whose responsibility is it?

Education is one of the most important building blocks of one’s life. A child spends nearly 13-15 years of his/her life in school. Along with providing quality education, ensuring a safe environment should be one of the top priorities for […]
January 2, 2020

RERA and IBC: The real solutions for real estate

Recent announcements by the FM involving financial stimulus for the revival of the real estate sector are nothing but a reaffirmation of the importance of the sector. Estimates by the NITI Aayog show that the sector has a size of […]
December 31, 2019

The need for Chief of Defence Staff and unified command

Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat was appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).He will head India’s first unified command. CPPR Senior Fellow @KV Thomas was part of the panel on Right Side Programme in News 18 today […]
December 23, 2019

Manorama News: Discussion on Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Result

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj was part of the panel discussion analysing the Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 results. This discussion was aired on the Manorama News Channel on December 23, 2019.
December 20, 2019

Stemming the tide: India’s geopolitical future in IOR

When it comes to the geopolitics and control over the seas, Alfred Thayer Mahan—the renowned geopolitical and naval strategist—comes to mind. His theory of control over the sea—a determinant of global predominance—is very much relevant today. In 19th century, British […]
December 16, 2019

City roads should be transformed into public spaces

The miserable condition of the city roads can be solved to an extent with improved construction methods and better coordination between the agencies concerned. But roads are not just for vehicles to travel. They should also cater to the needs of […]
December 4, 2019

Needed: Route numbers for buses

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments, “the numbering system can be introduced only after route rationalisation. The latter includes identifying existing routes, new roads and the public transport traversing through new routes.” in a article published in the New Indian […]
December 4, 2019

A second Arab Spring brewing?

What has been happening in Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria and Sudan for the past one and half months is nothing short of Arab Spring 2.0 in the making. Who would have thought that the spark left unquenched a decade earlier will […]
November 18, 2019

Make the bus day count

Kochi Public Transport Day a initiative by CPPR to promote use of promote the use of public transport system featured in a news article published in the Hindu on relevance and need of Bus Day Usually, Bus Day in Chennai […]
November 14, 2019

MG Road in Kochi awaits redemption

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the present condition of MG road. KOCHI: Once a shopper’s paradise with an array of shops and restaurants, MG Road was a primary […]
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 […]
November 1, 2019

America with Kerala Kozhikode Media Citations

Media Citation of America with Kerala workshop held on October 22-24 at Kozhikode