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UDRI regularly hosts public forums, events, lecture series, and exhibitions on the urban development and urbanism of Mumbai. The organization also holds awareness campaigns on the government’s various urban development schemes in which public participation and comment is key. To stay updated and learn more about Mumbai’s urban issues, and to actively engage yourself in the development debate in Mumbai, join our mailing list!

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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. Though UDRI is not actively seeking volunteers at this time, we request you to fill in your details and we shall contact you when work relating to your interest comes along.

Internships at UDRI are made available based on project requirements. It is a paid position in which interns are expected to commit for a period of 4-6 months. Capacity for interns at UDRI is presently exhausted. Check this page for future openings.


UDRI is looking for an Associate Director to develop the UDRI GIS mapping platform under the Information and Communications Infrastructure project.

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The Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) is a public charitable trust set up in 1984 dedicated to the protection of the built environment and improving urban communities. It aims at establishing a forum to promote interaction between architects, urban designers and professionals from related fields such as urban economics, sociology, planning, conservation, and history, with the understanding that an inter-disciplinary and enriched holistic view of our urban environment will lead to practical solutions for its improvement. UDRI strives to achieve this through studies in conservation and development of historic precincts;


facilitating publications, public lectures, exhibitions and seminars, research fellowship programs; conducting a Bombay studio; and running a Research and Resource Centre focused on the study of Mumbai.

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