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…

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

Blog post: The Indian Smart Cities Mission, part 2

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The second part of our “One initiative, many perspectives” post continues reflecting on themes from initial Under Reform findings. (Also available on Principal Investigator Greg Marsden’s personal blog.)

Under Reform to host Special Session at WCTR

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Mumbai, 9:30-11:00am, Wed 29 May

The project is running a Special Session at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research conference in Mumbai, India. This session will capitalize on the Indian Smart Cities Mission which is developing 100 Smart Cities.  The session will focus on the following critical questions:

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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.)

Blog post: National Stakeholder Workshop

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Our latest blog post reports on the success of the Under Reform National Stakeholder Workshop in Delhi this month, and some of the positive dialogue stimulated there. Read the post.

Jaipur workshop stimulates useful discussion

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Our research activity continues with our next regional workshop taking place in Jaipur. Several organisations participated in this successful event; more about the day and the valuable dialogue that took place is included in the event blog post.

Under Reform Twitter account now live

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The project Twitter feed is up and running. To engage with us on social media use the follow or mention links below. Keep up to date with our developments and join the conversation! Follow @UnderReform Tweet to @UnderReform