Masters Thesis 2012-2014

Dynamics of Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP Housing) in Nanded City, Maharashtra

by Vishal Pandurang Sarpe
Faculty: Dr. Ratoola Kundu

The present study explores the historicity and trajectory of Housing in urban area particularly for weaker sections of the society. The study explains the policies and schemes meant for basic amenities in the urban sphere and present a case study of Nanded city and implementation of the Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP)scheme. The present research implies that the problem of housing can be resolved with the systematic and effective implementation by involving community.

Rental Housing market in Informal settlements

by Mukesh Kumar
Faculty: Dr. Amita Bhide

The main purpose of this research is to acquire knowledge regarding the process of rental
housing market in informal settlement, and to identify how policy has been silent for existing huge
rental housing stock in informal settlement. The main objective was to fulfilled by understanding the
following objectives.

Understanding the Peripheral Urbanization in Kokrajhar Town in Assam

by Micheal Islary
Faculty: Dr. Lalitha Kamath

The study focuses the formation of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and the subsequent formation of Kokrajhar as the Headquarter of the Council have led to the growth of Kokrajhar Town that spurred peripheral urbanization. Kokrajhar being the Headquarter of the Council houses its Secretariat at Bodofa Nwgwr, which is located outside the boundary limits of Kokrajhar Town. The North Side of the town limits were considered for the study because that’s where the BTC Secretariat is located and also significant changes occurred. I selected two Case Study areas to understand the changes and both differed in terms of settlement patterns but within the areas intended to study

A Story of Urban Transformation: The Delhi Metro

by Manshi Singh
Faculty: Dr. Ratoola Kundu

The aim of this work would be to be to look at the different socio-spatial transformations, particularly of land use, livelihood and mobility which have come about after the coming of the Delhi Metro and what are their impacts on different sections of the population in different income-based residential areas across four levels of the City, Zones and the Metro Line, Neighbourhood and the Station area. This particular research tries to look at the micro as well as the macro level transformations caused by the Metro. The research presents the key findings at the macro (city and zone and metro line) and micro levels (station and neighborhood levels) to answer the research questions and at the same time poses questions and suggestions for an integrated multi modal transport system

JNNURM and Transformations in Small Towns (A Case Study of Governance and Transportation Projects in Dehradun)

by Gaurav Mitthal
Faculty: Dr. Lalitha Kamath

JnNURM is the biggest funding programme in the urban development history of India. In this context, this research attempts to understand the nature of infrastructure and governance transformation in a small town of small state; Dehradun. My research shows that the attempted institutional transformations under JnNURM have been largely resisted in the town and while the funding for infrastructural projects have been received, it could hardy impact town’s existing transport system. As a result it has turned out to be another infrastructure finance programme rather than an innovative urban renewal ion.

Planning and Social Inclusion, A Review of Kollam, Kerala

by Ansu Susan Alexander
Faculty: Dr. Amita Bhide

Through my Research, Intend to explore into participatory plans, analyse its process,content and implementation and at what levels does inclusion of the urban poor occur. I did my study in Kollam a district in Kerala, in whose context I studied its plans and how it embeds within the urban poor in Kollam. To represent the urban poor in Kollam, I took SMP Palace to illustrate their participation in the planning process and to understand the levels of inclusion of urban poor in this celebrated participatory process.