Towards a pro-poor framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India

  title={Towards a pro-poor framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India},
  author={Sundar Burra},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={67 - 88}
  • S. Burra
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Economics
  • Environment & Urbanization
This paper examines the institutional framework and financial mechanisms for “slum” upgrading in Mumbai, including the use of Transferable Development Rights (TDR), and assesses their strengths and limitations. Although recent innovations through the Slum Redevelopment Authority did not produce the hoped-for scale of slum improvements, it showed more effective possibilities for the future. The paper discusses the historical relationship between the central, state and local governments and slum… 

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