September 04, 2017
How to Kill Cities: A Primer on Unsmart Policies
In this New Indian Express article, Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow, IDFC Institute talks about the key issues in urban governance that plague Indian cities, using the backdrop of the recent flash floods that brought life in the country's financial c...
August 16, 2017
Bimal Patel on City Planning
What Gujarat’s Been Getting Right For 75 Years And Whether There’s Hope For Mumbai
August 14, 2017
Towards Building a People’s Police
Robert Peel laid the foundation for future police forces way back in 1829, which continues to guide them even now.
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.
March 21, 2017
The US Civil War, Globalisation and the City of Bombay
The link between the U.S.Civil War and City of Bombay.
August 01, 2016
Jugaad Governance: Section 144 for Drought, Section 144 for Floods
The article stresses on the need to take urban governance seriously and empower urban local bodies
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.
March 09, 2016
Is There More To India’s Urbanization Beyond Delhi And Mumbai?
In this Mint article, Tadit Kundu argues that India's urbanization is lopsided and discusses interplay between income growth, rents and population density.
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 03, 2015
Inclusive Cities. Or Not?
Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party?