Hawa khaana in Vasai Virar

  title={Hawa khaana in Vasai Virar},
  author={George Jose},
  pages={632 - 640}
This paper charts the critical role of ‘air rights’ in the transformation of Nalasopara in Vasai Virar—a peri-urban area in the north-western periphery of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region—from a ‘dormitory town’ to a municipal corporation in 2009. I suggest that state policy framed around the rhetoric of ‘housing for the poor’ and a profits-oriented private-enterprise-driven housing construction sector combined to transform globally deployed urban planning tools and protocols—floor area ratio… 
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