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Limitations of the Anti-Floor Space Index Position

Floor space index is only one of the tools in a planning kit that has zoning, growth boundaries, inclusionary housing and the like. This article holds that plans for higher densities in cities such as Mumbai should include urban peripheral nodes and not just the urban core and central business district. Managing land uses and supplying infrastructure is easier in emerging urban nodes, which can encourage a balance between housing and jobs, and help establish an efficient use of expensive transportation infrastructure. To make this a reality, the development focus should equally be on improving institutional capacity.

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