Event Date: 25th February 2011
Speakers: Ajit Ranade, Anit Patil Deshmukh, Gautam Patel, Pankaj Joshi, Rahul Mehrotra, Rupali Gupte, Sheela Patel, Shirish Patel, V.K. Phatak, Vijay Sane, Qutub Mandviwala
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai


The aspect that has remained absent from the discussion about the city’s development and future is the question of Urban Form and the practice of Urban Design as an instrument to modulate the city’s physical form and its skyline. The abstract notion of FSI has not resulted in a legible physical form for city.

It is therefore crucial for the city to re-examine and evolve a position regarding the overall urban form and skyline of the city, both in response to its global aspirations as well as the multiple needs of its underprivileged local population. Based on this understanding, the Urban Design Research Institute organized a one-day workshop to discuss Urban Design in Mumbai and engage with the question of how Planners, Architects, Policy Makers as well as Citizens could simultaneously negotiate rapid growth and conservation. The workshop was structured through several themes such as FSI and Urban Form, Conservation and Urban Form, Environment and Urban Form, Settlements and Urban Form.