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“PUBLIC PLACES – BOMBAY” is available for reference at UDRI Resource Centre.


This publication is based on the proceedings of the Seminar titled “Public Places Bombay” that was held in Mumbai on December 15-16, 1995. The Seminar was organised by the Max Mueller Bhavan Bombay, the Urban Design Research Institute and the Habitat Forum, Berlin.


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. Sense of Place: Spatial Dynamics of the Indian CityKulbhushan Jain
  4. Public Space: The Last FrontierMahesh N Buch
  5. History & Sociology of Public Space – FrankfurtGerd De Bruyn
  6. The Indian Street as Processional WayNarayani Gupta
  7. Hyphens & EllipsesRanjit Hoskote
  8. Launching off from the BackyardHimanshu Burte
  9. Urban Ecology & EnvironmentDebi Goenka
  10. Urban Green Spaces and BombayKishore Pradhan
  11. Restoration of Bombay’s WaterfrontsP K Das
  12. People: Space :: Public PlaceJal Aria
  13. Angan TedhaRavi Hazra
  14. Proposed Heritage LegislationShyam Chainani
  15. Oval Lessons & BeyondShirin Bharucha
  16. Private Enterprise and the Public Places of BombayGeorge Gopali
  17. Post ScriptRahul Mehrotra
  18. Notes on Authors
  19. Maps