Centre for Urban Studies

September 5, 2019

A single agency should be in charge of roads in city limits

Potholes on the roads have become an annual affair for Kochi, one of the leading metropolises in India. The recent Palarivattom flyover fiasco demands the audit of road repair works done in the past 10 years to find out the […]
September 2, 2019

Much to cheer about Kochi Metro extension to Thykoodam

Dr D Dhanuraj Chairman, CPPR comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express related to the Metro extension to Thykoodam The service will help people avoid the traffic snarls at  Vyttilla, Elamkulam and Kadavanthra In two days, […]
August 27, 2019

Why Kochi’s own MG Road losing is business activity? | #CityBeats

City Beats Video Series dissects Urban Issues from CPPR researcher’s perspective. Be it a pothole or a broken flyover, what we see are just symptoms of deeper public policy issues. This time we talk about why Kochi’s own MG Road […]
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 […]
December 1, 2017

BLOCKATHON FOR CHANGE

CPPR is collaborating with the US Consulate, Chennai, Maker Village and Kerala Start-up Mission for ‘Blockathon for Change’, a hackathon using the blockchain technology to solve the issues faced by migrant labourers. Winners will get cash prizes of Rs. 1.75 […]
June 16, 2017

Meeting with Members of Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi, Ernakulam

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised an interactive session with the members of the Vyapari Vyavasaya Samithi (VVS), Ernakulam, on June 15, 2017. The officeholders and members of VVS attended. The session began with a brief introduction of the […]
January 19, 2017

Pedestrians are least priority, vehicles rule the roost: A walk through Kochi’s MG Road; The NEWS Minute | January 18, 2017

Cracked slabs, gaping holes, speeding vehicles make footpaths a nightmare to tread. Haritha John| Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | The NEWS Minute   The MG Road in Kochi has always been one of the busiest stretches in town. Tarred over […]
December 5, 2016

Interaction with Students on: “Public Policy Making for Better Governance”

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research, interacting with the students of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, on “Public Policy Making for Better Governance”. The session was held on 2nd December, 2016 at St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.
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 […]
October 28, 2016

Apathy by Rationing Ration Cards

By Dr D Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* As expected, there is long queue of person outside taluk supply offices for commissions and omissions in the new batch of ration cards getting ready for distribution in Kerala.Taking into account the […]
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 […]
October 7, 2016

Study suggests grading of autonomous colleges; The Hindu, 7 October, 2016

Special Correspondent |The Hindu | 7 October 2016 A study done on autonomous colleges by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) here has recommended grading of such institutions to improve their overall performance. The functioning of four autonomous colleges […]
October 6, 2016

Autonomous Colleges in Kerala: An Evaluative Study

Kerala has ushered a new paradigm in higher education sector by granting autonomy to a few colleges in the recent times. Though it has been in the practice only for the last two years, CPPR finds it is important to […]
September 21, 2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2016

International Conference on  The U.S. Presidential Election 2016 The conference proposes to study the ongoing U.S. presidential campaign with close attention to the trends that emerged during the electioneering , and the changed prospects that awaits the international community with a […]
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 […]