Communication non publiée
Density Regulations and Informal Housing: Mumbai 1880-2015
Nom de la conférence
Development in the Face of Global Inequalities (World Society Foundation)
Date(s) de la conférence
2017-05-11 / 2017-05-13
Lieu de la conférence
Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona, ESPAGNE
Mots clés
urban, policy, informal housing
Drawing on original historical research and expert interviews, I trace the policy of density regulations in a megacity. I provide evidence on the policy evolution of density regulations and its relation to informal housing in Mumbai, since the late 1800s. I then use counterfactual analysis to analyze how local politics constrain deregulation, and assess whether deregulation would have the proposed effects of affordable housing for the bottom of the pyramid. In the last 20 years, these regulations have been converted into a market-based instrument to redevelop informal housing and achieve a range of urban development goals. Finally, expert interviews suggest that de-regulation is not perceived by key actors as key to a sustainable model of affordable housing.