Transparent Chennai organised a mapping workshop on June 21 2014 on mapping changes in the city. The workshop provided hands-on training on different ways to visualise change and engaged with participants on issues of urbanisation and the environment. Some of … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai organised a public meeting on Saturday 14th June 2014 to discuss the lessons learnt from the JNNURM and RAY and compile a charter of changes required for urban development to be pro-poor. The event was attended by over … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai is organising a workshop to provide feedback on new urban programs in India based on Chennai’s experience of the JNNURM / RAY. Where: Bhagirathi Hall, Institute for Financial Management Research (IFMR), 24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai: 60003 When: … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai organised the third lecture in a lecture series in memory of Kadambari Badami Vamanan on June 7 2014. Sanjay Sridhar, Regional Director, South Asia and West Asia C40, Cities Climate Leadership Group delivered the lecture on walking transit … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai would like to invite you to the third in a series of lectures in honor of Kadambari Badami. Kadambari trained as an urban planner and worked in the US, before returning to India and working with a number … Continue reading →
Prabu Raja, Transparent Chennai’s technology lead researcher, visited the country office of the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) in Tanzania, where he interacted with a community based organisations and discussed their data collection and tools.
Transparent Chennai’s researcher Prabu Raja was invited to participate in the Making All Voices Count Learning and Inspiration Event. The event, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between the 26th and 28th May 2014, brought together policy makers and civil … Continue reading →
As part of its Nadakalama Chennai? initiative, Transparent Chennai organised an interactive session on pedestrian infrastructure in Anna Nagar on Saturday, May 17, 2014. We presented footpath designs for 5th Avenue and 11th Main Road and invited feedback on the … Continue reading →
Roads are public spaces and are meant for everyone – but in most Indian cities motorised vehicles are prioritised over pedestrians and pedestrian infrastructure. Transparent Chennai invites the residents of Anna Nagar to contribute their ideas on pedestrian safety and … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai organised the second lecture in a lecture series in memory of Kadambari Badami Vamanan. Professor Madhav Badami a well-known academic who has worked on sustainable urban transport delivered the lecture on 3 May 2014. The lecture was followed … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai recently held a meeting to discuss how urban development can better benefit the urban poor. The meeting was attended by researchers, activists, government officials and concerned citizens, who all contributed suggestions on how new urban development programmes can … Continue reading →
Transparent Chennai recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chennai Corporation to create a system to use data for planning and monitoring. The key element of the collaboration is that Transparent Chennai will work closely with the CoC to develop … Continue reading →
Urban planner and founder of Indonesia-based Yayasan Kota Kita John Taylor spoke about the potential for community mapping in addressing civic issues in neighbourhoods, and on a larger scale, in cities as a while. The Times of India reported on … Continue reading →
Street vendors are an integral part of a city’s landscape, but off late, urban spaces are becoming increasingly more hostile for them. TC researcher Lalitha Selvarajan was quoted in this article in the Times on India on the vendors in … 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.