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2011
MEETINGS : COMBINED STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2014-2034

Event Date: 13th October 2011
Speakers: Dr. Armida Fernandes, Dr. Ajit Ranade, Anirudh Paul, D.M. Sukhthankar, Farida Lambay, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Pankaj Joshi, Roshni Udyavar, Sitaram Shelar, Shirish Patel
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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MUMBAI STUDIO : SURVEY AND STUDY WITH STUDENTS FROM IES COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, RIZVI COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BHARATI VIDYAPEETH’S COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE.

Event Date: May 2011
Collaborators: Urban Design Research Institute with IES College of Architecture, Rizvi College of Architecture and Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Architecture
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai

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18 students of BVP and 5 students of IES participated in a two week long workshop on the Development Plan and conducted surveys in 7 wards of Mumbai, building on earlier data gathered in a vertical studio held at the Academy of Architecture as part of the development plan advocacy.

MEETINGS : STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2014-2034
STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2014-2034

Event Date: 1st April 2011
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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11 key issues were taken up for discussion including Housing, Transportation, Public Space, Water, Livelihood, Energy, Governance, Environment, Health, Education and Urban Form.

BOOK LAUNCH : MUMBAI READER ‘09

Event Date: 25th February 2011
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Launched by Dean Mustafavi of GSD

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Since 2006, the UDRI has been publishing the ‘Mumbai Reader’, a collection of articles on Mumbai. The Reader undertakes a representation of the city that enables innumerable readings through a simultaneous and non-linear compilation of multiple voices. The contents of the reader include some of the most recent perspectives on culture, economy, geography and history of the city. Mumbai Reader has attempted to closely archive changes as well as provide a contemporary understanding of the city in order to be able to reflect both on the present and future of the city.

WORKSHOP : NEGOTIATING URBAN FORM IN MUMBAI
NEGOTIATING URBAN FORM IN MUMBAI

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

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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.

MUMBAI STUDIO : HARVARD 2011

Event Date: 22nd February 2011
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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Competitions : CHARLES CORREA GOLD MEDAL FOR THE YEAR 2011
CHARLES CORREA GOLD MEDAL FOR THE YEAR 2011

Event Date: 19th February 2011
Jury: Charles Correa, Narendra Dengle, Kamu Iyer, Ravi Hazra
Venue: Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai

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In 2000, the Urban Design Research Institute initiated the annual Charles Correa Gold Medal for the best design dissertation from Schools of Architecture in Mumbai and selected schools outside the city. The medal is an appreciation of quality and talent among young students of architecture, and encourages a focus on the urban context.
Schools who want to take part should express interest by writing to UDRI. Schools should offer full time B.Arch. courses for Architecture and must be approved by the Council of Architecture. Each school can nominate only one entry, which is required to be an architectural project set in an urban context.

MEETINGS : FORT STAKEHOLDERS MEETING FOR THE FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN
FORT STAKEHOLDERS MEETING FOR THE FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN

Event Date: 16th February 2011
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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Meeting of the stakeholders of the area was organised to present and discuss the recommendations for the Fort Management Plan. The Fort Management Plan was first initiated by the UDRI in 2003 as a natural progression to its area wise studies of the various fort precincts and the heritage building surveys started in the 1990’s. Physical surveys of the fort were conducted by the UDRI in May 2009 with the help of students from the Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Architecture. The analysis of the ground surveys led to the identification of issues that needed to be addressed. Recommendations based on the study were presented at the meeting for debate and comments in order to make the plan more effective.

LECTURE : SANDHYA SAWANT MEMORIAL LECTURE
SANDHYA SAWANT MEMORIAL LECTURE

RETROSPECT OF CONSERVATION MOVEMENT IN MUMBAI

Event Date: 21st January 2011
Speaker: Vikas Dilawari
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

Sandhya Savant was a Conservation Architect and alumni of Sir JJ College of Architecture, who made a tremendous contribution in the realm of conservation practice in the city of Mumbai before passing away suddenly in 2006. Since then, supported by her family, UDRI conducts an annual memorial lecture to deliberate on urban issues.

MUMBAI STUDIO : UDRI VERTICAL STUDIO

Event Dates: 3rd January 2011 to 21st January 2011
Collaborators: Urban Design Research Institute with Rachna Sansad, Academy of Architecture
Venue: Rachna Sansad, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
Workshop Resource Team: Ved Segal (Mapping Mumbai), Rajesh Vora (Photography), Simpreet Singh (Mapping /perceiving), Nidhi Jamwal (Writing), Amir Rizvi (Graphics and Media), Isaac Mathew (Mining Data), Ranjit Kandalgaonkar (Graphic Media), Salmaan khan (Understanding History)

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Students participated in a vertical studio where they carried out surveys and documented smaller stories in selected wards of Mumbai under the guidance of the Urban Design Research Institute. The purpose of the studio was to identify key issues in each ward to support the ongoing development plan.