Transparent Chennai’s Director Nithya V. Raman was invited to speak at the University of California – Los Angeles at their Center for India and South Asia in November. She spoke about the problems with the information provided and collected by … Continue reading →
Open Steps is an initiative by two young berliners Alex Corbi and Margo Thierry, who decided to leave their daily lives and travel around the world for one year. On this journey, they are meeting people and organisations working actively … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai creates and collects data and maps on neglected issues in the city. For our on-going research on walkability we need volunteers who can help us survey pedestrian infrastructure on Anna Nagar 4th Avenue, Millers, Flowers, Barnaby, Ormes and … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai and its partner, Prajnya and hosted a book reading and discussion with Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade, two of the authors of Why Loiter? The book examines how women access public space in cities and on how they … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai recently hosted a workshop on “Evaluating the JnNURM and Preparing for the Future” with a special focus on the urban poor. The first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) had allotted projects worth Rs. … Continue reading →
Two important government programs have been announced by the Central government that will impact Chennai: the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM II) and the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY). Before these programs begin making large-scale … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai hosted a meeting organized by one of our local partners, the Traffic and Transportation Forum (TTF) to discuss the infrastructure gaps in the suburban stations in the city on 10th November, Saturday at our office in Nungambakkam.TTF conducted … Continue reading →
It is with deep sadness that Transparent Chennai announces the sudden death of one of our researchers, Mr. S. P. Srinivasan, known to his friends as ‘Cheenu’ or ‘Srini.’ Srini was a thoughtful and respected researcher, adept both in the … Continue reading →
The Right to City movement, of which Transparent Chennai is a part, staged a demonstration on Saturday September 1st demanding that the government declare slums and put an end to the policy of relocation. Official recognition for slums, called “declaration” … Continue reading →
Researcher Roshan Toshniwal was quoted in this article in The Times of India on the problems with market complexes that the Corporation of Chennai has built to house street vendors.
In order to propose a decentralised solid waste management system, Transparent Chennai is now undertaking a survey of garbage in Ward 173. The Hindu talks to researcher Avni Rastogi on the project here.
Researcher Roshan Toshniwal is quoted in this article in The Times of India on the need to create infrastructure to support pedestrians.
Interventions by Transparent Chennai to create data for change and to increase the ward councillor’s accountability has led to better services in a slum. Mint reports on our activities in the Kalyanapuram slum.
Transparent Chennai project director Nithya V. Raman recently delivered a talk on waste generation and disposal as part of the ECOWARE campaign at SBOA School and Junior College. The event was covered by The New Indian Express here.
No slum in Chennai has been officially recognized in the last 28 years, resulting in a gross lack of basic services for slum dwellers. Researchers Nithya V. Raman ad Priti Narayan write about this invisible population and the government’s inadequate … Continue reading →
Researcher Avni Rastogi is quoted on the need to recognize informal waste workers in this article in The Hindu.
The Hindu and Transparent Chennai invite students to be a part of the Right to Walk campaign and learn more about pedestrian issues. The call for registration was published here.
Transparent Chennai recently held a meeting in Anna Nagar to facilitate participatory planning of pedestrian infrastructure in the area and raise awareness on pedestrian issues. The Hindu quoted researcher Lalitha Selvarajan in this article on the event.
India witnesses an accident every minute. In this article in the times of India, researcher Roshan Toshniwal what we can do to bring down the number of road accidents.