Limits to urban growth: the case of Mumbai

Mandal, Anindita and Byrd, Hugh (2013) Limits to urban growth: the case of Mumbai. In: Twentieth International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF), 17-20 July 2013, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

The challenge:
•Increasing population and insufficient Housing
•Dilapidated condition of existing housing stock (around 16289 building covering an area of about 59.41 sqkm)
•Very low per person floor space : 2.9 sq. m of floor space per person or 150 sq ft units avg.

The Government solution:
•Provide additional FSI to encourage redevelopemnt of 'Cessed buildings'
•Set the minimum floor space per dwelling at 300sq ft.

The problems this will create:
•Tall stand-alone buildings replacing medium rise buildings
•Increased population density in already high density areas
•Increasing pressure on existing infrastructure, without any improvements to its condition
•No consideration to the socio-economic impact on the area

Keywords:urban density, Mumbai, infrastructure
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K421 Urban Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:17430
Deposited On:11 May 2015 08:34

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