We will focus on two dimensions of urban footprint growth: the expansion of the urban extent and the dynamics of growth within the city.
Through this research, we will examine the industrial transformation in Bangalore, a megacity with a substantial services-based economy.
We will evaluate the need and readiness for incorporating health considerations into settlement policy to mitigate health risks of inadequate housing.
We will develop a method for downscaling ward level Census data, and, in combination with other datasets, will analyse spatial inequalities across Bengaluru, especially related to water.
We will examine the history of national-scale urban reform efforts in South Africa from the start of the twentieth century to the present, focusing on planning, fiscal and health interventions.