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Pratyusha Jain


Improved Delivery of Serviced Land to the Market

The studio aims at improving access of affordable and decent housing in all income groups through various sub-strategies. To enhance the on-ground understanding of Surat, we collected and analyzed primary data through various surveys and interviews. Along with on-site leanings we worked rigorously on collecting data through various secondary sources. We studied demographic, spatial and economic trends of the city for past 4 decades through census and google earth imagery. This was used as a base to project and envision various growth scenarios in the year 2035 to help us formulate a set of enabling and provisionary sub-strategies in a much more effective and efficient manner. The studio then concludes with city investment plan and technical, financial and political phasing. 
This portfolio focuses on the first enabling sub strategy, which is "Improved Delivery of Serviced Land to the Market". As basic civic services and infrastructure affects every individual across the entire income group, the efficient and improved delivery of serviced land to the market becomes a priority. The current infrastructure is under lot of load/pressure. The portfolio covers various ways in which load can we reduced and organized planning can be achieved for optimum living conditions.

Report Content

Introduction to the Studio

Introduction to Surat and Situation Assessment: In terms of demographic, economic, spatial and real estate growth trends.

Envisioning the Future: Taking need and demand projections for Year 2035 and accessing the direction of spatial growth.

Identifying the affordability line and placing the basket of sub-strategies on the income pyramid.

Housing principles to achieve the vision and introduction of the enabling sub-strategy, "Improved Delivery of Serviced Land to the Market."

Reviewing the current policy frame work, GTPUDA Act, and identifying current symptoms of the problem.

Analyzing root causes of the problem and limitations of current framework. Through various case studies finding alternative solutions.

Identifying area and number of town planning schemes required by the year 2035 and total land bank, income generated and expenditure.

Capital investment plan, prioritization and phasing for the entire basket of sub-strategies.

Institutional and reforms framework for the entire basket of sub-strategies. Highlighting the key learning outcomes.