Blog post: Kerala’s Safety Initiative

Sinister surveillance or life-saving innovation? Morgan Campbell introduces us to some of the transport safety initiatives encountered in Kerala. Mr Najeeb described how police officers would keep thermos flasks of fresh coffee at hand each evening, stopping speeding drivers and encouraging them to take a break, have a fresh coffee, and drive more slowly as … Read more

Blog post: Top down process meets bottom up democracy

Under Reform researcher Morgan Campbell shares findings from Kochi’s Smart City Mission: Preliminary research suggests there is an interface between the city’s Municipal Corporation and the SPV…In many cases, the Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation becomes the CEO of the SPV…The same has not been true in Kochi, however: Read more…

Project paper at International Public Policy Conference.

Building of the University of Concordia

Under Reform Co-Investigator Louise Reardon will be presenting on initial findings from the project at the International Public Policy Association’s 4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4). The conference will be held at the University of Concordia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 26th to 28th June 2019. Download the abstract: ICPP4 abstract Under Reform 2019. … Read more

Blog post: Putting the governance in ‘Smart’ Cities

Under Reform Co-Investigator Louise Reardon reflects on initial findings from her recent research trip: Earlier this month I headed to New Delhi to learn more from national stakeholders about India’s Smart Cities Mission (SCM). Having now returned to the UK, unpacked and got over the jet lag, I reflect here on some of the key … Read more

Representation at RGS-IBG London conference

View from above of audience members seated in a large auditorium

We are delighted to announce that team members including PI Greg Marsden will be participating in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 2019. The conference takes place from 27-30 August at the RGS-IBG building in London. See the conference website linked above for details. Download the abstract: RGS-IBG abstract Under Reform 2019

Blog post: The Indian Smart Cities Mission

Our most recent blog post, One initiative, many perspectives: the Indian Smart Cities Mission shares some of the themes coming out of initial findings in Under Reform research so far. (Also available on Principal Investigator Greg Marsden’s personal blog.)

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