Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Enabling reservation requirements in Urban Housing

My op-ed in Mint today presents an alternative strategy to enabling the regulatory requirement that earmarks certain proportion of land in layouts and built-up area in apartment complexes.

The larger message is that simple and apparently logical regulatory restrictions come up short when faced with real-world implementation. In the circumstances, a more nuanced strategy that aligns the incentives of all sides stands a better chance of success.

2 comments:

sr said...

I've gone through that article and found extremely useful for my UPSC preparation.
Thanks a lot sir..Pl write some articles on Indo-China relations.

Regards,
Shashank

Anonymous said...

Gulzar,

I understand that you are a strong supporter of government renting out the low-income housing units rather than selling them. The more I think about it, the more sense it makes. However, I am puzzled why none such projects have been taken up thus far. Could you please write about why there is little traction on it. Reconstructing the slum settlements with well designed compact units with access to sanitation, drainage, water, roads, and power and renting out these units to interested households appear to be a logical thing to do.