Up the Ante, Mumbai! by Vidhi

Vidhi is organizing first episode in the series “Up the Ante, Mumbai/उच्च अपेक्षा”! and inviting attendance for the same.

About Vidhi

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (‘Vidhi’) is an independent think-tank doing legal research to make better laws and improve governance for the public good.

About the Event

The conversation will be held this Friday (January 19, 2024) at the Mumbai Press Club, Fort from 5-6:30 pm. It is free and open for all to attend but prior registration is recommended. For the first episode, the NGO will be speaking to Dr. Bhide about Mumbai’s relationship with its informal settlements or, what is legally referred to as, “slums”.

Our focus will be on examining how planning, municipal regulations, as well as rehabilitation and redevelopment laws and policies, have overlooked these settlements and the basic needs of their residents. We will also be discussing the various forms of violence inflicted on such residents by both state and non- state actors, as well as their struggles to claim recognition and full citizenship within the urban landscape of Mumbai.


Mumbai’s relationship with its informal settlements

General Details

  • Date: January 19th, 2024 (Friday).
  • Timing: 5-6:30 pm.
  • Venue: Mumbai Press Club, Fort.


Dr. Amita Bhide is currently a Professor at the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance in the School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has been deeply involved in issues related to urban poor communities, community organisation and housing rights movements and advocacy groups. Her research areas are urban development, urban local governance and planning, water and sanitation, housing and land issues.

She has headed several action research projects that seek to create a model of inclusive development in Indian cities. The geographic focus of her work is Mumbai while more recent engagement is with small and medium towns. Dr. Bhide also heads the Transforming M Ward Project, a Field Action Project that seeks to create a model of inclusive urban development in M East Ward, the poorest municipal ward in Mumbai.

Who is it for?

People from law, social sciences and all walks of life are invited to attend the event.

Contact Information

In case of any query, please contact: [email protected]

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