Shelter Needs and Strategies Part - I One of the most visible problems of Mumbai is the squatter settlements. This is on account of persistent gap in the annual housing needs and supply - In addition, a significant proportion of housing stock is old, dilapidated and inadequately particularly the formal supply. serviced. The long term shelter strategy therefore has to deal with three inter-related issues
Shelter Needs and Strategies Part - II One of the most visible problems of Mumbai is the squatter settlements. This is on account of persistent gap in the annual housing needs and supply - In addition, a significant proportion of housing stock is old, dilapidated and inadequately particularly the formal supply. serviced. The long term shelter strategy therefore has to deal with three inter-related issues
Urban Land Policy Part - II Some of the crucial problems that the MMR faces today like extremely inadequate shelter opportunities, inadequate land for provision of social facilities and lack of resources for local infrastructure are ingrained in the present land policy (or the lack of it). Although provision of infrastructure helps increase the land values, the private land market tends not to provide adequately for infrastructure like roads, parks, schools, hospitals etc. This leads to "inefficient" land use patterns. Further the legal private land market for variety of reasons tends not to cater to the low income sections resulting in "inequitable" distribution of land and shelter opportunities. Thus on account of both efficiency and equity goals of urban development it is imperative to intervene in the private land market.
Revised Land Use Plan Part - III The Regional Plan-1973 primarily aimed at containing Mumbai?s growth, reducing congestion and overcrowding, and bringing about balanced regional development through dispersal of population and economic activity. The land use plan proposed to achieve this end consists of the following...
Development Control Part - III The legal framework for controlling development in the Region is primarily provided by the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MR&TP) Act, 1966. In this Act the ?Development? is defined as the carrying out of buildings, engineering, mining or other operations in, or over, or under land or the making of any aterial change, in any building or land in the use of any building or land and includes demolition of any existing building, structure or erection or part of such building, structure or erection, reclamation, redevelopment and layout and sub-division of any land.
Development Control Regulations for Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 1999 Part - III These regulations shall be called the Development Control Regulations for Mumbai Metropolitan Region 1999. (hereinafter referred to as ?these Regulations?). India, in the state of Maharashtra. It is often referred to as the financial capital of India. It is a coastal
Transforming Habitats: - Case Study of Mumbai Mumbai is one of the top six largest agglomerations in the world is situated on the western coast of city of around 18.1 million people with a deep natural bay.
Poverty Mapping The Government of Madhya Pradesh has accepted the Municipal Action Plan for Poverty Reduction (MAPP) as an instrument for slum level intervention. A city wide poverty mapping exercise for identifying the poor and creating a data base of their condition is a primary requirement for this purpose
RENTAL HOUSING: A much neglected housing option for the poor This set of seven Quick Guides have been prepared as a result of an expert group meeting on capacity-building for housing the urban poor, organized by UNESCAP in Thailand in July 2005. They were prepared jointly by the Poverty and Development Division of UNESCAP and the Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) of UN-HABITAT, with funding from the Development Account of the United Nations and the Dutch Government under the projects "Housing the Poor in Urban Economies" and "Strengthening National Training Capabilities for Better Local Governance and Urban Development" respectively. An accompanying set of posters highlighting the key messages from each of the Quick Guides and a set of self-administered on-line training modules are also being developed under this collaboration.
A POLICY GUIDE TO RENTAL HOUSING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Quick Policy Guide Series - Volume 1 As the scale of the housing challenge in the developing world increases at an alarming pace, the need for real action to address affordable housing supply is becoming increasingly critical. To deal with this challenge governments and local authorities need up-to-date knowledge on global housing policy approaches in order to formulate effective policy instruments. Therefore, the objective of the Quick Policy Guides series is to present, in an easy-to-read format, concepts, policy approaches, tools, and recommendations to facilitate policy development for addressing the growing housing challenge. The ongoing series is coordinated and produced by the Housing Policy Section of UNHABITAT and to date the following volumes have been published
Deep Democracy: Urban Governmentality and the Horizon of Politics This essay is based on research funded by the Ford Foundation. I owe special thanks to Carol A.Breckenridge, who first suggested to me that the work of the Mumbai Alliance could be characterized in the image of "deep democracy." The first draft of this essay was written in June 2000 at the University of Amsterdam?s School of Social Science Research, where I was honored to serve as a Distinguished Visiting Professor
Mumbai FSI conundrum: The perfect storm: the four factors restricting the construction of new floor Households in Mumbai consume an average of 2.9 square meter of floor space per person1. This is one of the lowest residential floor area per person in the world. Over the last years, however, Mumbai has emerged as an economic regional powerhouse with a sophisticated workforce and a large middle class. Why should an affluent city have one of the worst housing in the world?
PRACTICE INCLUSIONARY HOUSING - ISSUE NINE - PART I With inclusionary zoning, the path most chosen appears to be the more desirable. The experience of municipalities and counties nationwide demonstrates that mandatory inclusionary zoning works as a practical and effective tool for creating affordable housing. While the success of voluntary programs is contingent on the availability of subsidies and aggressive staff implementation, mandatory programs have produced more affordable units overall, as well as more units for a wider range of income levels within the affordability spectrum?all without stifling development
Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millennial Mumbai Cities like Bombay?now Mumbai?have no clear place in the stories told so far that link late capitalism, globalization, post-Fordism, and the growing dematerialization of capital. Their history is uneven?in the sense made commonsensical by a certain critical tradition in Marxism. It is also characterized by disjunct, yet adjacent, histories and temporalities. In such cities, Fordist manufacture, craft and artisanal production, service economies involving law, leisure, finance, and banking, and virtual economies involving global finance capital and local stock markets live in an uneasy mix. Certainly, these cities are the loci of the practices of predatory global capital?here Mumbai belongs with Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sa? Paulo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London, and Singapore. But these cities also produce the social black holes of the effort to embrace
Inclusionary Housing, Incentives,and Land Value Recapture Several factors contributed to the development of inclusionary housing in the early 1970s: efforts to foster racially and socioeconomically integrated communities and combat exclusionary practices; the rise of the environmental movement that spurred growth management programs; the use of exactions to make development pay for the costs of growth; and sharp housing cost increases, particularly in key areas such as California and Washington, DC. During the 1980s, IH became an important tool to offset the Reagan administration?s savage cuts in federal funding for affordable housing by pushing states and localities to take a more pro-active role in the affordable housing arena.