Instituted in 2003, the Resource Centre was visualised as a platform to provide resources on the city not easily available in the public domain and to generate awareness on urban and civic issues. The resources of the centre are also symbiotic to the research and advocacy undertaken by the Urban Design Research Institute.

Today, the UDRI Resource Centre is a repository on Mumbai and the Metropolitan Region, with specific reference to its urban design, history, architecture, cityscapes, urban planning, art, economic and community development, and heritage. It provides researchers, educators, professionals, journalists, students as well as other citizens with an open reference of periodicals, books, technical manuals, monographs, reports and photos. The Resource Centre also hosts the Charles Correa Archives – a digitized and unique collection of the work of this renowned architect, also a founding member of UDRI.

UDRI continues to build on the Resource Centre, adding multi-media resources, government and legal documents, CT surveys and maps to its collection. In 2015, UDRI created a digital archive through a Content Management facilitating online access to newspaper clippings, tracing key city issues.

Access to Research and Resource Centre is by appointment only. To book an appointment call + 91 22 22822924 or mail
Appointments will be scheduled only between: 11 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday), ID Card required