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Land use Planning in Cities: Making Affordable Housing and Prosperous Cities – Case Study of Satellite Towns of Delhi (Noida and Gurgaon), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Student, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India
  • 2Public Policy Think Tank

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 67-73, March,14 (2016)


Land use planning is a method for sustainable, well planned and controlled growth in a region. Master plan is a draft to control the expansion and growth within a city. It is the allocation of the valuable land resource to different uses as per the population’s demand. This is achieved by various regulations called as Zoning Regulations. Land Regulations affects the price of land in a number of ways. In some cases the affect can be a direct one and in some cases it can be indirect. In the present, it is observed that land regulations invariably increases the land rate while in some cases, certain regulations tend to generate a positive effect by decreasing land value. The paper discusses about the Master Plans of the recently urbanized satellite towns of the National Capital, Noida and Gurgaon. A major part of the paper focuses on evaluating the real estate market of the towns. Both the urban centres are subjected to unprecedented growth since the last decade.


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