Centre for Urban Studies

February 11, 2019

Roadblock hits Kerala Metro expansion

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj points out the concerns regarding the KMTA bill. Lack of clarity in the role of the authority is the biggest roadblock, experts point out. “Though […]
January 30, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*”Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game,” says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – Business Standard) The most important […]
January 29, 2019

Kochi Metro Ridership Improvement Survey

CPPR has undertaken a passenger opinion survey as a part of ridership enhancement initiatives of Kochi Metro (Aluva- Maharajas College). The study was conducted in the Kochi Metro Neighbourhood Region (where the metro passes by), to identify, assess, and prioritise […]
January 15, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

(Photo Courtesy: The New Indian Express) KOCHI: Public Transport Day (KPTD), an initiative by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to promote the usage of the public transport system, was observed at St Teresa’s College on Monday. KPTD is observed monthly […]
January 12, 2019

Kochi Public Transport Day on Monday

*The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held at St Teresa’s College on Monday. (Photo Courtesy – The New Indian Express) KOCHI: The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held […]
October 31, 2018

Public Expenditure Analysis for the state of Madhya Pradesh

CPPR has initiated two analytical research projects for the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The projects jointly assigned by the Planning and Policy Support Unit (PPSU) of the Madhya Pradesh State Policy and Planning Commission, Government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF, […]
October 31, 2018

Equity Analysis Report for the state of Madhya Pradesh

CPPR has initiated two analytical research projects for the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The projects jointly assigned by the Planning and Policy Support Unit (PPSU) of the Madhya Pradesh State Policy and Planning Commission, Government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF, […]
September 18, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: Govt turns to public, seeks ‘smart ideas’ for state planning

*The news story published on The News Minute, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on ‘smart ideas’ for ‘Rebuilding Kerala’.   In the first such initiative, the Kerala government is inviting “practical ideas and suggestions from all walks of life”. […]
July 26, 2018

Congress’s ‘Hug Diplomacy & Eye Wink’ move: In the wake of 2019 General Elections

In the wake of 2019 General Elections,  the expert panel discusses Congress’s ‘Hug diplomacy&  Eye-wink’ move in  Parliament Monsoon session 2018. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts in the panel makes the prognosis on Congress- BJP political scenario in next […]
July 11, 2018

CPPR Media Mention: Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

Media mention on CPPR’s draft of proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments ,published in The New Indian Express, Kochi Edition on 11th July 2018. In the story titled “Shopping after 8? Wait…” CPPR Chairman Dr. D Dhanuraj […]
July 6, 2018

India-Pakistan Relations| Dr. Happymon Jacob shares his perspectives

Dr. Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor of Disarmament and Diplomacy at the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), Delhi shares his perspectives on India -Pakistan Relations in a talk organized at CPPR Office. Watch the video here:
June 27, 2018

Nimish Sany , CPPR Research Assistant critiques on the financial performance of PSEs in Kerala

In the news story titled ‘Among PSEs, Bevco alone contributes 97.3 per cent to Kerala’s coffers’  published by The New Indian Express on 26th June, CPPR Research Assistant Nimish Sany comments on the reality of PSE’s in Kerala.  Nimish , critiques […]
June 14, 2018
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Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit

Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit in his oped “Uchakoodiyudae Bhavi” published in Mathrubhumi Newspaper on 13th June.
June 5, 2018

Pushing the need to revive public spaces; The Times of India, June 5, 2018

by Deepika Jayaram While rapid urbanisation seems to move at a relentless and inevitable pace, environmentalists have been stressing on the need for a sustainable model of development and even launching movements and agitations towards achieving this goal. Though a […]
May 10, 2018

Smart-moving Kochi: Enabling Intelligent Transportation Systems

Cities are powerhouses of growth, markets, innovation, and humanity. Cities are also complex organisms that evolve, thrive or perish with the collective actions of their occupants. An anthropological answer to human beings’ quest to build and live together, the way […]