Anitra Baliga

Dr Anitra Baliga

Specialist in Urban Development

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Dr Anitra Baliga is an urban sociologist, with a background in Architecture. She researches real estate development, financialization, and the commodification of land within the context of liberalization. Anitra completed her PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2020, and has been at IHS since 2022. She has particular interest and research expertise in urban and economic sociology, economic geography, urban studies, and urban development. In the professional world, Anitra has done various roles within diverse sectors ranging from real estate consulting, housing finance, policy research, and urban planning. Anitra is currently carrying out a comparative study of slum redevelopment programmes in Mumbai and Delhi.

Baliga, A. (2023). Chasing land, chasing crisis: Interrogating speculative urban development through developers’ pursuit of land commodification in Mumbai. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, (First online 24 October 2023)

Baliga, A. and Weinstein, L. (2021). Grounding urban production : resident claims-making as financialisation in Mumbai’s ‘slum’ lands. Economy & Society, 51(2), 283-306, (First online 07 December 2021)

Baliga, A. (2021). Mumbai. In: Richardson Dilworth (Ed.) Urban studies - Oxford bibliographies.

New York: Oxford University Press.

Baliga, A. (2020). The construction of Mumbai’s land market [Doctoral dissertation, London

School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)]. LSE theses online.

Mars, N., Baliga, A., Aulman, J. and Wagner, C. (2017). Mumbai's micro metropolis.

Reinventing Dharavi : an ideas compendium (pp. 272-289). Mumbai: UDRI.


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