By IHR Team on August 26th 2015
The Cities of Delhi(COD) project starts with the simple recognition that India’s capital is marked by different settlement types, defined by diverse degrees of formality, legality and tenure which taken together produce a highly differentiated pattern of access to basic services. The project provides a comprehensive picture of how the city is governed, and especially […]
In this paper, the authors lay down what they understand as “affordable housing”— a term that can mean many things to many people— and present a set of empirics to locate their understanding of affordability. Following that, they sets out ten dynamics that are often seen to be at the root of why extreme housing inequalities persist in Indian cities. For each, they outline existing debates, suggest policy responses and interventions
and, at times, mark the medium- and long-term structural changes required. Finally, they summarize by a necessary partial translation into action and locate their suggested interventions with particular institutions and different scales of government.
Studies across the world have shown the presence of rental housing in almost all informal and slum settlements. This research is an attempt to understand rental housing within the informal housing and discerning its characteristics in comparison to the informal sector owner-occupied housing in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat.