September 27, 2016

Book Launch: “Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work”

past event

Large numbers of people in urbanizing regions in the developing world live and work in unplanned settlements that grow through incremental processes of squatting and self-building. Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized settlements in rapidly growing cities are not divorced from market forces; rather, they must be understood as complex environments where state policies and market actors still do play a role. Join the book’s editors and contributors for a discussion on how the form and function of informal real estate markets are shaped in rapidly urbanizing places. Panelists include, Bishwapriya Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning and Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sebastian Galiani, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland; and Devesh Kapur, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, Co-Directors, Penn Institute for Urban Research. This event is co-sponsored by the Perry World House and the Center for the Advanced Studies of India (CASI).

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