March 29, 2017
The Rental Housing Approach for India
The potential of rental housing to meet the housing conundrum of a rapidly urbanizing India should not be ignored.
September 01, 2016
Is a Flourishing Rental Housing Market Key to Housing for All?
India's huge housing deficit, especailly in the lower income bracket, calls for a serious relook at the rental housing regime. This article in Swarjya by Vivek Kaul, talks of the critical need for rental housing reform if India's housing for all by...
June 14, 2016
Why Repealing the Maharashtra Rent Control Act is Good Politics
Reviving rental housing needs drastic changes to the existing rent control regime to make it more responsive to the market while continuing to protect tenants against unfair rent increases and evictions.
January 14, 2016
"Half of a Good House": Alejandro Aravena Honoured for Contributions to Social Housing
The Pritzker Prize winner explains- "We transform the lack of resources into a principle of incrementality".
December 14, 2015
Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai
This paper assesses the impact of rent control for Mumbai, where it has created a shortfall in formal, affordable rental housing and contributed to distortions in the land market.
December 14, 2015
Briefing Paper #2: Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development
Developers, financiers, policy experts, and academics discuss the need for a more rationalised, consistent, and efficient regulatory environment.
December 12, 2015
IDFC-U Roundtable on “Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development”
The paper recommends regulatory changes to promote affordable housing in India
March 13, 2015
57 Storey Skyscraper Built in 19 Days in China
57-story mixed-use building up in 19 days using prefabricated brick.
March 09, 2015
RBI Eases Affordable Housing Lending Norms
Real estate sector hails RBI's move as signal of "right intent."
February 19, 2015
Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development
The discussion revolved around how to increase access to affordable housing in India