July 09, 2020
How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?
Isalyne Gennaro and Harshita Agrawal write about how raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, the autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure form the heart of good ...
April 16, 2020
Are slums more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Mumbai
February 25, 2020
Unlock Mumbai's land revenue to upgrade the city
This policy brief recommends how Mumbai's municipal corporation can stabilise and enhance revenue from one of the city's greatest assets — its land market
February 20, 2020
30-minutes commute takes over an hour in peak time in Mumbai
The Times of India reviewed our study on urban mobility where we calculate average commute times and identify exact traffic chokepoints in Mumbai using Uber movement data.
May 28, 2018
Night Lights Reveal A Lot About the Indian Economy
While Connaught Place in Delhi or Bandra in Mumbai generate annual GDP in excess of $120 million, that figure plunges to less than $20 million in the fringes of even the leading cities.
February 16, 2018
Mumbai's Rent Control Problem
Mumbai is a poster child for all the harmful ways in which rent control affects the liveability of a city.
January 31, 2018
Skyscrapers and Slums: What's Driving Mumbai's Housing Crisis?
Mumbai, India is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with limited available land. So why isn’t it covered in skyscrapers to make the most of available space?
September 28, 2017
Why 87% Of Delhi Homes Start Worrying If Women Are Not Home By 9pm
This article on crime and safety in India looks at households’ perceptions of safety in the four cities and behavioural changes they may have adopted to keep themselves safe.
September 27, 2017
Why 92% Thefts In Indian Metros Are Not Reported
Only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record.
September 20, 2017
Archaic law means no rooms to rent for migrant workers flocking to India's cities
With few affordable homes being built, ancient apartment blocks like the one that collapsed last month are the only option for many of Mumbai's migrant workers