CASUMM – Collaborative for the Advancement of Studies in Urbanism through Mixed Media, promotes and undertakes projects to understand the ‘development’ of contemporary cities, as well as the ongoing impact of the urban sector reforms better known as the “Urban Reform Agenda” .
As we explore the evolving urbanism in Indian cities, our work is rooted in analysis of the politics and contestation of everyday life. In other words, we develop research products that are substantiated with grounded fieldwork and embedded in local dynamics, even in the exploration of global themes.
Inter-disciplinary approaches are central to understanding the dynamics of the city. CASUMM contributes to forums for academics, activists, policymakers, professionals and students across a range of disciplines to engage and conceptualize the city in creative and varied ways.
CASUMM as an organisation has discontinued its activities since May 2008, after completing its current projects and is now no longer functioning.
As the implementation of the urban reforms agenda speedily unfolds and its impacts are felt in many fields ongoingly, the material on this website will remain and more research studies or information will be added. We hope you will keep visiting often………..
CASUMM RESEARCH STUDIES AND MATERIALS
CASUMM explores multiple avenues for representing and distributing its work in the public domain, including the internet. Some of its publications and papers are available for downloading on this page. Follow the links below to access and download documents.
- Lifestyle Statement Manifesto
- Bhoomi as e-politics
- Bhoomi e-governance
- Bhoomi presentation
- Chronic Poverty Slides
Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee:
Special Economic Zones:
Impact of IFI loans and projects:
- Karnataka economic restructuring overview; piloting sub-national loans
- World Bank – Media JNNURM Critique
Impact of Mega infrastructure projects:
- Infrastructure Versus Basis Services
- Urban Infrastructure & Destruction of Livelihoods
- Background of Transfer of Development Rights
- Socio-Economic Impact of Metro Rail on Urban Residence
- Mangalore Presentation: History of Transfer Development Rights
- Transfer of Development Rights
- Productive Slum
- Metro Booklet
Water Sector Reforms:
By Dr. Janaki Turaga:
- The sidewalks of a dilemma