Established in 1984, UDRI works towards enriching the understanding of the urban environment and working towards its improvement. UDRI is currently structured around 5 key complimentary programs that support our objectives. These include: Projects, Publications, Resource Centre, Public Forum and Mumbai Studio.
Our activities are steered by a Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee. In addition, our work is often mentored by a group of retired officers, planning experts and engagements with other organisations, thus deepening our own understanding of the city. Our core program team is small but covers diverse backgrounds and interests.
With the help of public allies, we can continue to make a positive change in our city. UDRI regularly hosts public forums, events, lecture series, and exhibitions on the urban development and urbanism of Mumbai. To stay updated and learn more about Mumbai’s urban issues, and to actively engage in the development debate in Mumbai, join our mailing list!
From releasing yearly publications, to holding meetings, conferences, seminars and exhibitions, to carrying out public awareness drives and campaigns, UDRI is often on the lookout for extra help. To volunteer, intern or apply for a job with UDRI, we request you to fill in your details and we shall contact you when work relating to your interest comes along.
UDRI engages in urban planning and policy through its 5 programs, covering Mumbai and the larger metropolitan region. Our network includes citizens, researchers, academic institutions and other organizations that enable a broader impact. We are currently supported through grants/donations from Foundations, Corporates and Individuals. To support our work, do read on.