Husain Vaghjipurwala

Investigating housing supply, its distribution and aggravation of inequalities: The case of Mumbai


International Doctorate Programme European Urban Studies


Husain Vaghjipurwala’s doctoral study proposal involves investigation of the distribution of housing and behavior of housing supply systems with respect to creation or aggravation of inequalities. This would include, but not limited to, modeling patterns of accumulation and clustering of housing typologies through publicly available datasets obtained from various Public Authorities. The intention is to undertake an in depth analysis of these datasets while also integrating them with each other to be able to visualize as many aspects of the built housing. The two main parts of this study are the Economic distribution and Spatial distribution. Economic distribution relates to the ideas of affordability and wealth created or accumulated due to current mode of housing supply. The Spatial distribution relates to the analysis of integration and distances from major transport or employment opportunities of the housing typologies under study. The expected outcomes are envisaged as a benchmark indicator that can be applied to other Housing contexts as well.


Husain Vaghjipurwala studied Architecture at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, India, has a Masters in Advanced Urbanism from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a Masters in Urban Planning from the Tongji University, Shanghai. Besides having worked as an Architect in India and Shanghai, he has been a Research Fellow at the Kamala Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai. His associated Research work at the InFAR, titled "The distributed Co-operative", has been exhibited at the Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2019. He is a co-founder of the planning collective Omni Studios which was awarded the runner up prize at the Europan 15 for their entry "Plugin2Produce" as a planning vision for the city of Borås, Sweden.


Graduate School Scholarship Programe - DAAD