Centre for Urban Studies

September 4, 2013

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Urban Centre

Ms Susan Zielinski, MD, SMART, Michigan University launches CPPR Centre for Urban Studies  on September 2nd, 2013 in Kochi, Kerala. Through the focus study centre, CPPR offers to provide a strong solution base with a key emphasize on the mobility that influences […]
August 20, 2013

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies launched

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies was launched on 16th August 2013 by Prof K.C Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR. During the launch, Dr D. Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR mentioned the need for a focused research approach so as to identify and resolve […]
July 16, 2013

Transport still a problem for IT hub, Times of India

  Times of India, 16th July 2013 KOCHI: Despite the efforts of various agencies, alternative transport initiatives like carpooling and Bus Day have failed due to certain shortcomings and coordination issues. Both ideas were promoted to encourage public transport and […]
July 12, 2013

How to Plan a City – Lessons learnt from Jane Jacobs

* By Merin Peter “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Planning and developing a city can be a tedious task.  There are different ways to plan a […]
June 6, 2013

‘Start’ing Up Entrepreneurship

By Mary Honey* Reducing youth unemployment is one of the major challenges facing most governments in the world for decades to come. With an estimated 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed. According to a recent study conducted […]
May 20, 2013

Civic body to entrust CPPR to study introduction of share auto’s

Civic body to conduct study on share autos  TIMES NEWS NETWORK, 17/05/2013  Kochi: Kochi corporation has decided to conduct a preliminary study on the possibilities of introducing share autos in the city. The study will focus on routes,auto fare and […]
May 9, 2013

Study on State Transport Corporation of Kerala (KSRTC)

The Study on State Transport Corporation of Kerala (KSRTC) is aimed at providing more clarity and thought on the functioning on State Transport Corporations. The current study will look through aspects related to the economical status and financial viability of KSRTC, the […]
April 27, 2013

Meera Sanyal banks on Politics, Deccan Chronicle, 26th April

  News Reports in Deepika and Malayala Manorama on 27/04/13         Mathrubhumi, 27/04/2013 Meera Sanyal banks on politics, Deccan Chronicle, April 27th Kochi: Meera Sanyal, who recently shocked the banking world by stepping down as country head […]
April 27, 2013

Talk on Governance by Meera Sanyal, Former Country Head of RBS

Meera Hiranandani Sanyal , Former Country Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India and the President of the Indian Liberal Group who recently resigned from RBS group to actively involve in Politics delivered lecture on Governance yesterday at […]
April 24, 2013

Popularising pool Taxis, The Hindu

Report on Share Auto/Share Taxi in The Hindu, 24th April, 2013 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/panel-elicits-publics-views-on-introducing-share-taxis-in-city/article4648023.ece Four-wheeler share taxis will slowly replace noisy and polluting autorickshaws that offer a bumpy ride, if all goes well with the proposal to introduce share taxis in the […]
April 24, 2013

Flyover’s shall be built simultaneously, says D.Dhanuraj, The Hindu

The Hindu Report: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/busiest-junction-bypassed-for-flyover/article4627688.ece How did Edappally beat Vyttila in the race for a flyover despite being the busiest junction in the city?   The Cabinet approval for a flyover at Edappally at Rs 180 crore on Wednesday, ahead of Vyttila, […]
April 22, 2013

Labhaprabha –The Illusion???

  By Mary Honey* I am not a typical cynic who always opposes new government initiates by providing false and useless statements. But sometimes I have raised questions to get a clear cut answer. I was wondering the durability of […]
April 20, 2013

Interaction with Meera Sanyal, Former Country Head of RBS

Meera Sanyal, Former Country Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland visits CPPR after resigning from the post to actively engage in politics and public policy process. CPPR is proud to host her at Kochi on April 26th where she will interact with […]
April 17, 2013

CPPR Quarterly Lecture Series- Prof. Madhav Gadgil

  The third CPPR Quarterly lecture series based on “Science, Democracy and Ecology” was held on 15th April 2013 at Kochi, Kerala .The occasion was illuminated by the presence of Prof. Madhav Gadgil, renowned Scientist who prepared Report on Western […]
April 1, 2013

Patrons desert KSRTC’s ladies’ only service in Kochi, The Hindu

  The Hindu 01 Apr 2013 Even as the Union government thinks over introducing a bus services exclusively for women in major cities, a sole ladies’ only service being operated by the KSRTC has become a liability to it. The […]
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