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Sustainable Social Housing in India. Definition, Challenges and Opportunities. Technical Report.

  • Published on December 14, 2017
The study provides background evidence to the MaS-SHIP project; insights into policy drivers and barriers for integrating sustainability into low-income housing and the development of tools to help in making such decisions.
The present study is constituted of an analysis of 'the problem' of social housing provision in India, the response with which India has met this challenge in the past, how it translated into state level responses, and what could be learned from national and international case studies to positively influence the Government of India's prerogative to provide housing for all. Key topics covered by the report: - India's relevant commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda are briefly outlined. - National housing policies and programmes in India are summarised with a focus on those impacting social housing and resource efficiency in the last decade. - Five high priority' states are identified as suitable for further inclusion in the development of the project's Decision Support Tool (DST). -Building sustainability assessment and benchmarking tools at the national and international level are outlined. -International and national project level 'best practices' are presented.

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