Can Peri-Urban Development Choose Partnerships Over Displacement?

Neha Sami  | 2016


How do communities reimagine processes of urban development and governance? This case follows the Magars, an enterprising farmer community in Maharashtra, who collectively consolidated their land to privately develop Magarpatta City in Pune. By mapping the Magar community’s social and political networks both within their own community and with key politicians and stakeholders in Maharashtra, the case also situates Magarpatta City within the broader urban governance frameworks in Maharashtra. This case allows learners to understand how governance structures evolve and change, how stakeholders interact, and the interplay between ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ mechanisms that influence development processes.