This research aims to contextualise land based financing instruments in relation to the institutional, market and governance conditions prevailing in the Indian urban context.
Sudeshna Mitra is faculty at Indian Institute for Human Settlements. She works on the political economy of land and real estate, in urban and regional economic development and governance. She looks at questions of land values, land based financing, land governance, property rights regimes, public- private partnerships, etc. Sudeshna has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She has a Masters in Planning from Cornell and a Masters in Urban Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA). Before IIHS, she taught as Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University, as Tutor at Cornell in Washington (Public Policy) and as visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA). Previously, she was a consultant and advised city government authorities, parastatals and infrastructure development bodies in India and South East Asia. Her work included market analyses, demand modeling and feasibility analyses for Science Parks, Special Economic Zones, Infrastructure Corridors, Airports, Townships, etc.