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Impact of Land Use Regulations on Suburbanisation: Evidence from India’s Cities

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  • Kala Seetharam Sridhar

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

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    India is characterised by strong land use controls, but their impacts have drawn little attention. I study the impact of the restrictive land use controls such as floor area ratio, and urban land ceiling on population and employment suburbanisation in India’s urban areas. Using standard econometric techniques, I find that population suburbanises in response to relaxation of FAR norms in the suburbs. However, land use regulations do not have any impact on employment suburbanisation.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in its series Working Papers with number 185.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:185

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    Keywords: Land Use Policy;

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