Land use planning, dispossession and contestation in Goa, India

In this article Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Solano Da Silva and Heather P. Bedi analyze the relationship between planning and land dispossession in the state of Goa.

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The article seeks to understand the role of land use planning in India's neoliberal regime of dispossession. Analyzing the relationship between planning and land dispossession in the state of Goa, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, along with Solano Da Silva and Heather P. Bedi, view planning processes and documents as constitutive parts of state-specific regimes of dispossession.

They argue that planning in Goa emerges as a terrain of struggle between a state-capital nexus seeking to dispossess and convert land, and an organized citizenry seeking to use planning for alternative purposes.

The researchers show how the long-term trend in regional planning is one in which planning documents function predominantly to assemble land for private investments.

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Published Nov. 4, 2020 11:07 AM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2020 12:03 PM