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Municipal Governance

This is in response to the article by Abhay Pethe, Sahil Gandhi and Vaidehi Tandel (“Assessing the Mumbai Metro politan Region: A Governance Perspective”, EPW, 25 June 2011). The authors are making an observation on the current nature of relations between service delivery governmental organisations...

Respect Urban Local Governments

This is in response to the article “A Glass Half Full? Urban Development (1990s to 2010)” by Meera Mehta and Dinesh Mehta (EPW, 10 July). In defining the reasons for the failure of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to achieve its goals we need to examine why urban reforms...

Building Boomers and Fragmentation of Space in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government has extended the transfer of development rights instrument - a market mechanism originally used to provide public amenities - for constructing houses for project-affected persons. Data indicates that a majority of these townships have come up in a city ward where many of the poor live. In a situation where the real estate market is driven by the profit motive, unregulated use of the TDR has the potential to cause further fragmentation of already socially and economically segregated urban spaces.
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