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Author Mukhija, Vinit

Title Squatters as Developers? : Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2003


Description 1 online resource (206 pages)
Series King's SOAS Studies in Development Geography
King's SOAS studies in development geography.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Currency Exchange Rates -- Dedication -- 1 Introduction: A New Strategy in Mumbai -- The Puzzles of Slum Redevelopment -- Placing the Research in the Context of the Literature -- Self-help and Enabling the Communities -- Slum Upgrading Programs -- Enabling the Markets -- A Preview of the Arguments -- The Logic of Redevelopment -- Property Rights, Property Values and Property Attributes -- The Paradox of Enabling -- Study Methodology -- The Dense Data Case Study Approach -- A Single Case, Informed by Other Cases -- Data Sources -- Fieldwork -- Limitations of the Study -- The Structure of the Book -- 2 The Evolution of the Slum Redevelopment Strategy -- Introduction -- The Mumbai Context -- The Evolution of Mumbai' s Redevelopment Strategy -- Urban Politics -- Property Values and Land Differentials -- Regulating the Development Potential of Land 3 -- The Need for Regulation -- 3 Decentralized Conflict -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Dharavi Redevelopment Plan: Contested Intentions -- Prime Minister's Grant Project (PMGP) -- Redevelopment Plan for Dharavi -- SPARC's Census and Alternative Proposal -- PMGP and SPARC: The Battle over Markandeya -- Government's Response to SP ARC's Plan -- Compromise but Further Conflict -- Conflicts over Project Finance -- Local NGO, Global Connections -- Conflicts between SPARC and the Private Contractor -- The Informal Cross-subsidy Scheme -- Reluctance to Mortgage Land -- Irregularities in the Sale of Extra Units -- Taking Advantage of the Development Potential of Land -- More Policy Changes, More Profit -- Uncivil Society: Distrust between SPARC and the Community -- Suspicion of the Managing Committee -- Ten Years for New Houses
The Bank-guarantee under Threat -- Arbitration by the State -- SPARC's New Role as a Developer -- Reexamining NGOs in Housing Delivery -- NGOs and Community Empowerment -- NGOs: More Like the Market and the State -- NGOs and Autonomy -- Decentralization and Centralization in Housing Delivery -- 4 Demolition and Redevelopment -- Introduction -- Literature Review: Tenure Legalization -- From Slum Clearance to Slum Upgrading -- Slum Upgrading and Property Structures -- Slum Upgrading and Property Values -- The Physical Structure of Properties in Dharavi -- Dharavi' s Changing Geography -- Slum Upgrading and Slum Redevelopment -- Rajendra Prasad Nagar and the Markandeya Slum -- Change in Property Rights and Property Attributes -- Redevelopment into a Low-rise Courtyard Structure -- State Suspicion of Future Encroachment -- Adding More Floors -- High Land Values and Medium-rise Living -- Medium-rise Living as an Outcome of Redevelopment -- Slum Redevelopment Projects in Mumbai -- Slum Redevelopment and Tenure Legalization -- Low-income Housing Myths -- Property Rights, Property Attributes and Property Values -- Demand-driven or Supply-driven Development -- 5 Financing Slum Redevelopment -- Introduction -- Literature Review: Markets and Partnerships -- Markets and Low-income Housing -- Public-Private Partnerships and Housing -- State Finance for Redevelopment -- Prime Minister's Grant: A Revolving Fund -- Beneficiaries' Contributions and Housing Loans -- Increase in Cost Estimates -- Financial Prudence of State Agencies -- Private Capital from the Non-profit and the For-profit Sectors -- Bank-guarantee from an International NGO -- Policy Changes to Attract Private Capital -- Institutional Responses to the Scarcity of Finance -- The Joint-venture at Markandeya -- SP ARC' s Deal-making -- State Initiative to Provide Development Finance
Private and Public Roles -- The Problem of Development Finance -- Partnerships and Innovation -- 6 Enabling Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai -- The Mumbai Experience -- An Analytical Framework for Upgrading -- The Paradox of Enabling -- Deregulation and New Regulations -- Decentralization and Centralization -- Privatization and Public Involvement -- Demand-driven and Supply-driven Development Strategies -- Enabling Housing Provision -- Future Research -- Evaluation of Slum Redevelopment Projects -- Stakeholders and their Institutional Interests -- Urban Collective Action -- Squatters as Developers -- Appendices -- Appendix 1 List of Interviewees -- Appendix 2 Property Values in Mumbai -- Appendix 3 Scion Shivaji Nagar CHS -- Appendix 4 Markandeya CHS: Annexure II, SRD Application -- Appendix 5 Cost Estimate of the Rajiv Indira CHS -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Notes Print version record
Subject Urban renewal -- India -- Mumbai
Slums -- India -- Mumbai
Housing policy -- India -- Mumbai -- Citizen participation
Inclusionary housing programs -- India -- Mumbai
Housing policy -- Citizen participation
Inclusionary housing programs
Urban renewal
India -- Mumbai
Form Electronic book
Author Baker-Smith, Ms. Kathy
Bradnock, Mr. Robert W
ISBN 9781351898430