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In the shadow of the farmers-builders. Affordable housing in the peripheries of Indian cities

Abstract : In India, more than 377 million people now live in cities. Despite a housing deficit and the persistence of slums, housing transformations in Indian agglomerations remain extremely dynamic, interdependent on the societal transformations taking place across the country. This article focuses on the development of a so-called “affordable” housing market, which is characterized by the construction of high-rise housing on the outskirts of the sub-continent’s metropolises. Based on empirical observations carried out on former agricultural land in the city of Faridabad, south of Delhi, the study deciphers the major role of local private actors in the production of entry-level residential complexes, supported in particular by public policies that delegate the creation of so-called “social” housing. The analysis highlights the management and sustainability challenges posed by the resulting unprecedented urban sprawl.
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Rémi de Bercegol, Bérénice Bonhomme, Karen Lévy. In the shadow of the farmers-builders. Affordable housing in the peripheries of Indian cities. NAQD, Revue d'études et de critique sociale (ISSN : 1110-4371), 2021, 2020/1-2 (38-39), pp.267-284. ⟨hal-03234525⟩



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