October 18, 2013

Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP)

 Policy Brief on National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) prepared by CPPR for the Mayor of Cochin, Kerala, India Forming city specific Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with stakeholders. Guidelines and structure to be clearly laid out for the State Government and […]
September 9, 2013

CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India launched

Dr Chandra Ranade, Adjunct Faculty of Virginia International University launched the CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in India (CIS) in Kochi on September 6th. On the occasion of the formal launch of CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies in India, the keynote […]
September 9, 2013

States that do well should be supported: Chandra Ranade, Times of India

States that do well should be supported: Chandra Ranade, Times of India, September 7th 2013 KOCHI: Kerala has been topping all the other states in meeting the millennium development indicators by doing well in education, health, sanitation yet it has […]
September 5, 2013

Industry taken aback by 30-m plan, The Hindu

  Industry taken aback by 30-m plan, The Hindu, Sept 2nd 2013   Widening the National Highway stretches through Kerala to just 30 metres, instead of the 45 metres planned earlier, is feared to badly affect the development of the […]
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, […]