Centre for Urban Studies

July 13, 2015

Smart Public Transit Systems for Kochi

CPPR is involved in a part of the global study of ICRIER, New Delhi who are closely studying four rapidly growing secondary cities in India to understand the economic links between climate change adaptation and the city’s development and resilience. […]
July 10, 2015

CPPR – Atlas Policy School: The ideal destination for aspiring Policy Researchers!

The 4th edition of CPPR – Atlas Policy School which concluded on June 27th, 2015 had 12 aspiring policy researchers from 11 countries converging during the monsoon of Kochi, Kerala, India. Policy School 2015 focused on a data centric approach […]
July 7, 2015

The Greek Referendum ‘No’ and the World Economy

         Crisis has become part of economic life of the people all over the world. This decade and the last decade witnessed several crisis, starting with the US subprime crisis in 2007 and now passing through (not […]
July 2, 2015

Out of Record Books, Open to Exploitation, Hindu, July 1st 2015

News writeup on Migrant Labours, by Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, in Hindu on, July 1st 2015.   If police reports on recent raids were to be believed, flesh trade aimed at inter-State migrant workers seems to be gaining ground […]
June 17, 2015

Book On Energy Security Challenges: Non Traditional Security Planning in India

    The International conference on Energy Security Challenges–Non Traditional Security planning in India was yet another attempt by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), to focus on one of the most challenging themes of current times. Given its […]
June 15, 2015

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans, The Hindu; June 15th

Uncertainty clouds phase II of Vyttila mobility hub’s expansion plans Mode of financing yet to be finalised The Hindu, June 15th, 2015 Uncertainty over the mode of financing the second phase development works of Vyttila mobility hub persists, even as […]
June 9, 2015

Who Should Decide What to Learn and How? The Real Second Generation Challenges in Education

PART 2 by Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar   The observations of high dropouts in Wayanad and Palakkad among the ST community forced us to ponder on what was the actual challenge facing Kerala in school education. The general understanding among the […]
May 18, 2015

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore; Deccan Chronicle, 17th May

Kochi development plan based on whim, errors galore DC CORRESPONDENT | May 17, 2015 KOCHI: The appraisal report of the City Development Plan (CDP) submitted by Kochi Corporation provides a glimpse of the lackadaisical approach of the mandarins of the local […]
April 22, 2015

What Solar Scam reveals for Kerala society- The Entrepreneurial argument!!

By Dr D. Dhanuraj* In the recent times, the most sensational topic in Kerala politics has been that Solar Scam and how it has talked about Sarita Nair (said to be the chief culprit) in the whole scam. As the […]
April 17, 2015

Will markets bring social responsibility? Lessons from Fabindia Incident

By D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar* Among the top garment retailers in India, Fabindia outlet in Goa was in the limelight when an alleged instance of voyeurism was exposed by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. At least four […]
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 11, 2015

An Account of the Woes of the Indian Educator! (PART 2)

This is a continuation of the previous article which appeared in Pallikkuttam and authored by Dr. D Dhanuraj** In the previous edition of Pallikkutam, I wrote on the Government run arts & science colleges in Kerala and the various guidelines […]
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 […]
March 26, 2015

Conference Report on US Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region

The two-day International Conference on “U.S Rebalance and Asia Pacific Region”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region helped in generating ideas and thoughts […]
March 24, 2015

Urban Space Dialogue- A fusion of creativity and reality

The First Urban Space Dialogue in Kerala organised by Centre for Public Policy Research Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) in partnership with Kochi Muzuris Biennale Foundation (KMB) turned out to be a fusion of creativity and reality as artists, architects […]