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  • Urban Housing India_WRI
    Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable Housing. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute, 2017.

    There is an acute lack of well-located urban housing that is adequate, secure, and affordable. The global affordable housing gap is currently estimated at 330 million urban households and is forecast to grow by more than 30 percent to 440 million households, or 1.6 billion people, by 2025.

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  • Amravati, Maharashtra
    . Case Studies: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Amravati, Maharashtra In 8th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee Meeting. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2016.

    The presentation describes the Benificiary Led Construction (BLC) Scheme no 4 implemented in 5 zones of Amravati City in which 6158 EWS houses were built.

  • Towards Inclusive Policies and Planning
    Poverty, Inequality and Violence in Indian Cities: Towards Inclusive Policies and Planning In Ahmedabad Policy Brief 8., 2016.

    In Ahmedabad, the larhest city of Gujarat state, the research focuses on two poor localities: Bombay Hotel, an informal commercial siubdivision located on the city's southern periphery and inhabited by Muslims, and the public housing sites at Vatwa on the city's south-eastern periphery used for...

  • Best Practices_Habitat Planning
    Best Practices: Habitat Planning & Design for the Urban Poor. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2015.

    Government of India has announced its flagship scheme to provide “Housing for All” which envisages construction of 20 million houses by 2022. The strategy to achieve this goal would be through Affordable Housing, Slum Redevelopment, Interest Subvention and beneficiary led construction...

  • Compendium of Emerging Technologies
    Compendium of Prospective Emerging Technologies for Mass Housing. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2015.

    The Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India is studying & evaluating prospective innovative Construction system, developed within the country and from aboard and based on their technical suitability,...

  • Addressing Slum Redevelopment Issues in India
    Hindman, Michelle, Olivia Lu-Hill, Sean Murphy, Sneha Rao, Yash Shah, and Zeqi Zhu. Addressing Slum Redevelopment Issues in India. Dow Sustainability Fellowship, International Institute of University of Michigan, 2015.

    The main objective of this study is to develop recommendations to improve the Government of India’s Housing for All policy. Apart from the recommendations to policymakers on institutional themes, we also provide recommendations to private sector real-estate developers for designing sustainable...

  • Tackling Urban Poverty
    Tackling Urban Poverty In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    Poverty in India has long been rurally imagined. Programmes, policies, missions and resources have followed suit. There are no urban equivalents, for example, of several national missions in work, health, or electricity, among others. This has, in the past two decades, begun to change as the...

  • Upgrading Slums in Brazil
    Magalhães, Fernanda, and Francesco di Villarosa. Slum Upgrading: Lessons Learned From Brazil. Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 2012.

    Over the past four decades Brazil has become one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with more than 80 percent of Brazilians living in cities.

    Throughout this period of rapid transition, Brazil’s cities and the national government have tested many different policies and...

  • Slum report stats
    Report of the Committee on Slum Statistics. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2010.

    If urbanisation has to act as positive force in economic development, we should avoid the past mistakes and aim at an urban and regional plannning system that is inclusive and does not exclude the poor and informal sector. Comprehensive information/data on the slume is essential for the...