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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Housing Policy & Planning

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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‘Housing for All’ is a primary aim of Government of India for long. It has formulated Housing for All mission with a Sub-mission focused on ‘technology’ to enhance the social housing delivery. Government has also been creating an enabling environment for private players through bringing reforms in land and financial sectors to increase overall housing supply. As a result, housing market is facing a constant change. Under this changed circumstances it is challenging for professionals and academicians to deliver in the field of housing development without the sound knowledge of the fast changing housing policy dynamics and planning practice. The present course covers contemporary housing policy, reforms (land and finance), planning and strategy intervention at the city and sub-regional level. The course is highly interactive and full of relevant cases and best practices, course materials which are highly useful for students at bachelor’s, master’s & PhD degree, academicians, consultants/professionals as well as policy makers at various levels.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Students, academicians and professionals working in the field of housing & real estate development.PREREQUISITES :No pre-requisite. Prior relevant knowledge is desirable.INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation and, Department of Housing at each state government, Development Authorities and Housing boards, Joint venture companies in housing, Private developers of social housing


The course is divided into two sections.

Section I: Week 1-3: (Housing policy)Section II: Week 4-8: (Housing planning)
Week 1: Introduction Learning ObjectiveL.O: Participants will be able to describe housing situation and policy-public intervention in India.
Week 2: Legal, Policy Framework and Land for HousingL.O: Participants will be able to explain the implications of reform, policy, institutional framework and land for housing.
Week 3: Affordability, Delivery Systems and Housing financeL.O: Participants will be able to identify key issues in housing finance, affordability and technology systems in housing delivery.
Week 4: Planning Framework for Housing&InfrastructureL.O.: Participants will be able to illustrate the planning framework for housing and assess the infrastructure requirement for housing.
Week 5: Planning for Social Infrastructure&Housing Strategy for CitiesL.O: Participants will be able to assess various social infrastructures &illustrate the conceptual strategic framework for housing at city level.
Week 6: Planning for Major Formal Housing typologiesL.O: Participants will be able to explain the planning principles for developing formal housing typologies like Group housing, Cooperative housing, Institutional housing, Rental housing, hostels and Service apartments
Week 7: Planning for Informal and Special Housing TypologiesL.O: Participants will be able to describe various planning optionsfor different Informal housing typologies and special housing typology (Old Age homes).
Week 8: Housing Development and ManagementL.O: Participants will be able to explain the process of housing development (including Disaster prone areas)& list the actions and expected roles of various stake holders for effective housing management.



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