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2012
MEETINGS : PLANNING FOR MUMBAI FSI
PLANNING FOR MUMBAI FSI

Event Date: 1st December 2012
Speakers: Pankaj Joshi, Shirish Patel
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

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The Urban Design Research Institute organised a panel discussion on the topic of FSI and its implications on the city fabric. The Government of Maharashtra has long had a policy of uniform FSI across large tracts of the city—1.0 in the Suburbs and 1.33 in the Island City (despite the fact that much of the older city already has FSI in excess of 2 and 3). Higher values are permitted in some areas with the use of TDR. It is now suggested that the FSI be raised to as much as 4 in selected locations, and to even higher levels for educational institutions and hotels. For redevelopment there is effectively no upper limit for FSI. The rationale for raising FSI is that Mumbai is desperately short of land, and we have no option but to go vertical. Efforts to improve transport connections to allow the city’s expansion onto the eastern mainland have been sporadic and listless. The FSI increase seems to be much the more preferred and easy solution. The panel discussion was organised to improve our understanding of the impact of FSI increase on the city.

WORKSHOP : EXISTING LAND USE

Event Date: 11th November 2012
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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BOOK LAUNCH : MUMBAI READER 2012
MUMBAI READER 2012

Event Date: 25th February 2011
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Launched by Sharad Kale, Shirish Patel and Shirin Bharucha

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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.

MEETINGS : EXISTING LAND USE
EXISTING LAND USE

Event Date: 26th September 2012
Speakers: Pankaj Joshi, Shirish Patel
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

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The intent of this meeting was to share with all of the stakeholder groups UDRI’s observations and concerns regarding the ELU plan.

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

Event Date: 25th February 2012
Jury: Charles Correa, Narendra Dengle, Kamu Iyer, Ravi Hazra
Venue: Rachna Sansad, Academy 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.

MUMBAI STUDIO : GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, MASSACHUSETTS

Event Date: February 2012
Speakers: Rahul Mehrotra, Pankaj Joshi
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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WORKSHOP : PLANNING FOR MUMBAI
PLANNING FOR MUMBAI

DEVELOPMENT PLAN WORKSHOP 2 FOR GREATER MUMBAI 2014 – 2034
Event Date: 15th February 2012
Speakers: Aaron Naparstek, Anne-Marie Lubenau, Anirudh Paul, Christofer Calott, Cyrus Guzder, D.M. Sukhthankar, Jean Lauer, Ian Lockwood, Neera Adarakar, Nitai Mehta, Nishit Kumar, Pankaj Joshi, Peter Park, Prasad Shetty, Rahul Mehrotra, Shirish Patel, Shreya Gadepalli, Sudhir Badami
Organisers: UDRI and Graduate School of Design, Harvard
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

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The conference shared the process of the preparation of the Development Plan for Mumbai with the general public in order to create a ‘Brief’ for the plan which would more accurately represent the aspirations of the citizens of Mumbai.

LECTURE : SANDHYA SAVANT MEMORIAL LECTURE
SANDHYA SAVANT MEMORIAL LECTURE

NEGOTIATING URBANITY –TECTONICS IN CITY LIFE
Event Date: 18th January 2012
Speaker: Kulbhushan Jain
Venue: Sir J.J. College of Architecture

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.