This paper describes the nationwide “slum” upgrading (Baan Mankong) programme in Thailand, which supports community organizations to find their own solutions to getting land for housing. Between 2003 and 2008, the programme supported 512 upgrading initiatives involving 1,010 communities.

This paper discusses the dynamics of land use in the inner city of Lahore, based on a study of the Mochi Gate locality in particular.

This paper discusses the land struggles of the urban poor in Zimbabwe and the emerging strategies used by the alliance of the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation and its partner Dialogue on Shelter to address these struggles in the face of continued economic and political crisis.

India perhaps has the highest retail density in the world. Economies of scale drive the retail sector towards rapid growth in terms of size of outlets and dominance in geographical and product markets, posing challenges for preservation of genuine competition.

Sustained reduction in urban poverty requires high income growth, an inclusive urban policy focused on a functioning land and housing market, adherence to the JNNURM protocol, and a dedicated mission to make cities slum-free - this is the conclusion of a study undertaken to produce

A presentation of an ethnography of the relationship between urban spaces, new cultures of consumption, the state, and the making of middle class identities in India. Firstly, the discussion explores the making of new urban spaces by focusing upon the Akshardham Temple complex on the banks of the Yamuna river in Delhi.

This paper examines the interaction between socio-demographic characteristics (electrical energy usage, population density, and percentage of owner occupied dwellings) and the ability of these characteristics to predict urban leaf area index using ordinary least squares regression (OLS).

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi will finally appoint a consultant to identify parking along the commercial and mixed land use stretches in three zones

The present study examined the relationship between urban land use and car transportation. The results derived from applications of the structural equations modeling revealed that suburbanization directly caused a proportional increase in car ownership and construction of roads, and in turn, indirectly increased the carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

Land-based financing of urban infrastructure is growing in importance in the developing world. Why is it so difficult to finance urban infrastructure investment, when land values