Transparent Chennai’s researchers Satyarupa Shekhar, Prabu Raja and Vinaya Padmanabhan were invited to Johannesburg, South Africa between the 9th and 15th March 2014 for a learning exchange with the Southern African AIDS Trust, a not for profit organisation working on … Continue reading →
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 →
Transparent Chennai’s paper mapping initiatives and interactive mapping interface were written about by Francisca Rojas in this blog. Project director Nithya Raman was quoted in this article in scroll.in on the power of maps.
Transparent Chennai is hosting a series of lectures in memory of researcher Kadambari Badami. The first in the series, a lecture by Professor Geetam Tiwari from IIT Delhi, was covered by the Times of India.
Researcher Satyarupa Shekhar has been quoted in this article in The Hindu (Tamil) on the newly installed urinals in various parts of the city.
TC researcher Roshan Toshniwal is quoted in this article by the Times of India, on the reasons for the deplorable quality of roads in Chennai.
That’s what the Forbes calls us in this awesome article about Transparent Chennai’s collaboration with citizens and government officials, and the use of paper maps, data and open-source digital technology to bring much-needed attention to problems in urban governance in … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai conducted a workshop in K K Nagar, at which residents designed their ideal streets and its pedestrian infrastructure. Mambalam Times and The Hindu announced the workshop, and the Deccan Chronicle and the Times of India covered the event.
Nadakalaama Chennai? is an initiative by Transparent Chennai to raise awareness about, and plan pedestrian infrastructure in the city. The Hindu’s Downtown supplement carried a short piece about this initiative here.
Transparent Chennai’s collaboration with the Disability Rights Alliance to design disabled-friendly footpaths is mentioned in this article in The Hindu.
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.