Centre for Urban Studies

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 […]
July 17, 2017

The Right to Walk

With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed on motorised […]
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 […]
September 15, 2014

Road transport and safety bill is what Kochi requires, Times of India, September 15

  Times of India, 15th September KOCHI: Proposals in the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill are just what the doctor ordered and Kochi urgently needs to implement, according to transport experts in the city. Over the years, public pressure […]
November 27, 2012

Workshop Discusses CPPR’s Kochi UMTA Proposal

Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority, UMTA, an authority to integrate the roles and responsibilities of various entities involved in transport planning was the subject matter of discussion in the Workshop on UMTA hosted by Corporation of Kochi on November 26,2012. The […]
November 8, 2012

An obstacle path for pedestrians

Pedestrians risk their life and cross the Vytilla Junction in Kochi. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat VYTTILA WOES: The only solace for pedestrians is the policemen who take the extra effort to help them cross the road. The biggest junction in the […]

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