First published in 1997, this study is one of the forerunners in the area of urban land market and land price studies on a Third World city, focusing on Lucknow City in Uttar Pradesh, India, and exploring house prices, economic changes and construction. Amitabh responds to the 2nd Habitat Conference of 1996, which realised that housing conditions for lower income group people in most Third World cities have not improved, especially with regards to tenure, affordability and overall housing quality.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Land Tenure, Economic Characteristics and Urbanisation in India. 3. Lucknow City: Urban Developments and Housing Demand. 4. Changing Dynamics of the Urban Land Market in Lucknow City. 5. Data Problems, Methodological Issues and the Selection of Study Colonies. 6. Land Price Changes in Lucknow City, 1970 – 1990. 7. Determinants of Land Price Changes in Lucknow City. 8. Land Prices, Construction Costs, and the Affordability of Housing in Lucknow City. 9. Summary and Conclusions.
AMITABH KUNDU Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi