Urban Corridors: Strategies for economic and urban development

  • Blog Post Date 31 March, 2018
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Shriya Anand

Indian Institute for Human Settlements


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Neha Sami

Indian Institute for Human Settlements


The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of India’s corridor model as a strategy for urbanisation and urban development through the lens of land and economic development. Research questions include: Is India’s corridor development policy a strategy for urbanisation (inter alia), or is urbanisation a by-product? What is the interplay between corridor development and land dynamics, economic processes and policies? More specifically, how will the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) impact existing settlements within the area of impact of the corridor? How are local state and non-state stakeholders in these regions engaging with these plans, and how will they be affected?

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