In two articles by The Hindu, one on the High Court’s orders to remove encroaching bunk shops, and another on the disadvantages of using pedestrian skywalks, Transparent Chennai’s walkability project is mentioned.
This is a refrain from a song but could well have been the mantra of any of the several claimants to footpaths, infrastructure specifically intended for pedestrians but used by so many different claimants. Recent news coverage (where Transparent Chennai … Continue reading →
Technology has helped to create awareness and save precious information. Our work on mapping the heritage of the city is a small step towards promoting the richness of the city’s architecture and culture. The process of mapping these sites was … Continue reading →
The urgent need to address the problem of inadequate public sanitation facilities in Chennai is being taken up by mainstream media. The Hindu cites Transparent Chennai’s research on public toilets in the city.
Transparent Chennai’s work on creating and disseminating data on civic issues in Chennai has been featured on Next City’s Disruption Index, an index of people, groups and concepts that have changed cities in 2012. Next City is a group dedicated … Continue reading →
As per the Town and Country planning organisation (TCPO) and the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) any land development of over 3,000 msq is subjected to open space reservation (OSR). This rule of giving 10 percent of the land as … 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 →
Roshan Toshniwal, a researcher with Transparent Chennai, has repeatedly drawn attention to the road safety problems that are likely to arise due to the design of the Chennai metro rail. In today’s Times of India, Roshan describes how the current … Continue reading →