World Heritage inscription for Mumbai’s VICTORIAN AND ART DECO ENSEMBLE

Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), in collaboration with the OVAL Trust, OCRA, NPCCA and KGA, as part of the Federation of Residents Trust (FORT) was part of a collective effort to successfully nominate Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles for a UNESCO World Heritage Inscription. On 1st July 2018, Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles [...]

World Heritage inscription for Mumbai’s VICTORIAN AND ART DECO ENSEMBLE2021-09-20T11:28:08+00:00

Media interventions for urban planning

In Mumbai, currently, urban planning is not very comprehensible for majority of the public and FSI is often equated to the entire gamut of planning. Likewise, several aspects of urban planning and its implications on quality of life in urban and semi-urban agglomerations are not easily understood. UDRI is initiating a series of media interventions [...]

Media interventions for urban planning2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

Evaluation of SRA Projects

Mapping SRA Projects in Greater Mumbai Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) has been conducting research across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in its attempt to make the Region inclusive. In this respect, UDRI has undertaken a research study to understand and evaluate the spread of proposed and existing Slum Rehabilitation Schemes across Greater Mumbai. The [...]

Evaluation of SRA Projects2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

TB Report and Advocacy

The Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) has been closely following a study on the correlation between structural factors and tuberculosis in resettlement colonies in the M (East) Ward of Mumbai, conducted by Doctors for You, a non-profit organisation and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Environment Improvement Society (MMR-EIS). The study, published in July 2018, established how, [...]

TB Report and Advocacy2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

Workshops on inclusive, affordable and sustainable housing in urban India

There is a severe lack of affordable housing across urban agglomerations in India, a fact acknowledged by India’s Finance Ministry which gave affordable housing the status of vital infrastructure in the Union Budget of 2018-19. In addition to the quantum of housing, the quality of housing is also an important consideration as it directly impacts [...]

Workshops on inclusive, affordable and sustainable housing in urban India2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

Master Plan for the Parel Mill Land Areas

There are 58 cotton textile mills in the city of Mumbai. Of these, 26 were deemed "sick" and were, therefore, taken over by the Government of India: 25 of these mills are managed by NTC (the National Textile Corporation) and 1 by MSTC (Maharashtra State Textile Corporation). The remaining 32 mills continue to be in [...]

Master Plan for the Parel Mill Land Areas2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

Gateway Plaza

The Gateway of India, a Grade I Heritage monument, was built to commemorate the visit in 1911 of the first British monarch to set foot on Indian soil – King George V with his consort, Queen Mary. It formerly opened in December 1924. Today, the Gateway, in the historic Fort area of South Mumbai is [...]

Gateway Plaza2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

20th Century Architecture Society of India

The UDRI, in April 2000, initiated the formation of a Society for 20th Century Architecture. The objective of the Society is to list and document 20th Century Architecture and new towns, as well as promote the conservation of these buildings which will include lobbying with State Governments where heritage legislation is in place. The objectives [...]

20th Century Architecture Society of India2021-09-20T11:28:09+00:00

Mahatama Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market) Conservation and re-development

The Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market, originally known as Sir Arthur Crawford Market covers an area of 2.25 hectares and incorporates the main building which is a Grade I structure in the heritage list. At present the Market activities include wholesale and retail outlets dealing in fruits, vegetables and fish apart from a variety of [...]

Mahatama Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market) Conservation and re-development2021-09-20T11:28:10+00:00