A case study is presented on regulation of development of informal settlements in Hyderabad, highlighting innovative approaches, which have been initiated. These include processes for official recognition of slums for upgrading, land sharing between private landowners and slum dwellers, inclusive financing mechanisms and relaxation of land use standards and building specifications. As a result a number of former slum areas have been incorporated into the mainstream of housing development. The roles of the various stakeholders in these processes are critically examined.
Paper presented at the First RGUU International Workshop held at Bourton on Dunsmore, UK, May 17-18, 2001, 16 pp.