February 25, 2020
Unlock Mumbai's land revenue to upgrade the city
This policy brief recommends how Mumbai's municipal corporation can stabilise and enhance revenue from one of the city's greatest assets — its land market
February 24, 2020
Cracks are showing in the housing market. Reforms are way to go
Existing housing policies are responsible for keeping housing out of reach for many urban Indian residents. In this article for moneycontrol.com, Vaidehi Tandel, Isalyne Gennaro and Mehul Das make a case for urgent reforms in the Indian housing se...
February 20, 2020
Fix the issues that plague the Indian housing market | Opinion
What plagues India’s housing market? CEO and Senior Fellow, Reuben Abraham and Director and Research Fellow, Pritika Hingorani look at the conceptual fallacies and implications of capping Floor Space Index (FSI), the ratio of floor space that can b...
July 17, 2019
Fast Fact: Why we appreciate the New York City skyline more than the Mumbai one
Cities should improve their land utilisation through a variety of mechanisms, which include liberalising how much floor space can be built on a given plot of land.
May 31, 2017
The Paradox of India’s Vacant Houses
15% of Mumbai's housing stock lies vacant. Here, the slums are full but thousands of homes lie vacant.
December 20, 2016
Raising Revenue from Land-Based Financing
In this article for Mint, Vaidehi Tandel and Sahil Gandhi urge municipalities to exercise restraint in using land-based finance mechanisms
August 07, 2015
Is Mumbai Development Plan 2034 flexible enough to meet urban demands aligned with economic prosperity?
The article addresses the misconceptions surrounding the Mumbai Development Plan 2034.
June 21, 2015
Why Real Estate Prices In Mumbai Remain Sky High
The economics of rent-seeking help explain the strident opposition to Mumbai's new development plan.
May 21, 2015
Meeting on the Mumbai Development Plan
The conversation revolved around the Draft Mumbai Development Plan for 2014-2034
May 21, 2015
Why Mumbai Should Embrace MCGM’s New FSI Policy
Dr. Bimal Patel on the Draft Mumbai Development Plan for 2014-2034.