December 20, 2017

Public Transport Day Meeting

The first meeting in association with the Public Transport Day campaign was held on December 18, 2017 at the Government Guest House in Kochi. The objective of the meeting was to involve all the stakeholders in an open discussion and […]
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 4, 2016

A farce called Bus Day; The Hindu, 4th June 2016

The Hindu|June 4, 2016 05:35 IST |M.P. PRAVEEN The city will celebrate yet another Bus Day on June 6, but the question remains whether the concept, which was launched with much fanfare in 2010, has met its stated objectives As […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
April 11, 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylanes, Times of India, 9th April 2015

Corp plans to introduce share autos on bylane Apr 09 2015 : The Times of India (Kochi) As city road improvement project initiated by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) progresses, the Kochi corporation gears up to take forward plans for […]
April 1, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- CPPR and Biennale

Biennale seminar calls for lending aesthetics to urban spaces metrokerala on March 23, 2015 Kochi, Mar 23: The Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) has not only brought cutting-edge contemporary art to Kochi, but helped revive this once-buzzing port town by infusing its sleepy […]
January 28, 2015

Intermediate Para-Transit (IPT) systems: A case of private players in a sector of government monopoly

Abstract Transport sector in India has immense growth opportunities and is posed to grow enormously in the future. However, public transport sector has been waning thanks to government monopoly. Private sector involvement has been very limited. Bucking this trend has […]

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