ACSP/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 2021 case study award
This award is presented by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for researchers who offer creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges, integrating theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. The Institute seeks to improve the quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. The aim of the award is to support the development and dissemination of innovative curricula and teaching cases.
Professor Chettiparamb and colleagues were selected for their ability to successfully address the Lincoln Institute of land policy’s thematic area of reduced poverty and spatial inequality. The case study documents the rental housing scheme for low income families in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region that began in 2008, as well as raising challenging questions of whether governments can totally depend on markets to deliver low income housing. Their research will significantly contribute to discussions around the role of the state and of planning in providing affordable housing for the poor.
The award is also in partnership collaboration with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), who aim to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities and extend planning into the world of practice, as well as recognise diverse needs and interests in planning on a global scale.
The selection committee reviewed all case study proposals which covered a wide-range of issues and municipalities across the globe. Professor Chettiparamb and colleagues' case study was one of just 11 that were successfully chosen for the award.