Research Projects involve documenting and mapping buildings, neighbourhoods and precincts in the city. Each UDRI project is a balance of archival research, fieldwork and documentation, often leading to institutional collaborations and publication.
While UDRI research studies aim to enrich the vocabulary of yousng professionals and students, our applied research projects have been designed to address the shortcomings of existing legislation, the insufficiency of civic infrastructure, and the pressing need to recover the city's open spaces and restore its built fabric.
In this way almost every UDRI plan or recommendation has been a response to a significant threat posed to our city. Additionally each solution we have prescribed has been shaped by our assessment of its suitability and viability.
|We regard the protection of Mumbai's natural and built environment as the basis of our effort to improve the quality of life in the city. This approach has guided every UDRI initiative over the past ten years. While the primary objective of our investigative work has been to develop the insight and vocabulary of city based design, planning and conservation professionals, our recommendations have consistently been oriented towards application and participatory implementation.|
Through the documentation of individual historic structures or the mapping of entire neighbourhoods, UDRI has enabled the successful identification, conservation and management of the city's heritage.
Differentiated from our applied research projects, these initiatives are typically speculative and are intended to stimulate the city's design community. These investigations commissioned by UDRI often inform the analysis of other projects or even lead to a more sustainable pattern of use of existing city resources.
URBAN MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS
After comprehensive evaluation UDRI has been able to propose modifications to the working of an entire part of the city. Our vision for a particular node or precinct is typically the product of a partnership between local institutions and UDRI. Active public participation and the involvement of local government is sought also to ensure the plan's viability.
UDRI Research fellowships aim to provide young scholars, researchers and independent practitioners the opportunity to do research on contemporary urban issues and concerns of Mumbai. TUDRI hopes that the fellowships will enable young scholars and researchers to approach these issues from different perspectives and will contribute to the creation of new scholarships in the urban understanding
|CONSERVATION STUDY CONSERVATION PROPOSAL FOR THE HISTORIC FORT PRECINCT: AS AN IMAGE CENTRE OF THE HORNIMAN CIRCLE||20 CENTURY ARCHITECTURE SOCIETY OF INDIA||BALLARD ESTATE URBAN MANAGEMENT PLAN||MASTER PLAN FOR THE PAREL MILL LANDS AREA, MUMBAI||Security Provision in Slum Re-Settlement Schemes in Mumbai-A Case Study of the Lallubhai Compound Settlement, Mankhurd|
|CONSERVATION STUDY FOR ESPLANADE MANSION (WATSON'S HOTEL)||MAHATMA JYOTIBA PHULE MARKET (CRAWFORD MARKET) CONSERVATION AND RE-DEVELOPMENT||CHURCHGATE REVIVAL PLAN||A VISION PLAN FOR MUMBAI'S EASTERN WATERFRONT||WALKABILITY IN MUMBAI|
|THE ELPHINSTONE COLLEGE, MUMBAI||MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY||SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT CONTROL REGULATIONS FOR THE HISTORIC FORT PRECINCT||DEVELOPMENT PLAN 24 SEVEN||DEVELOPMENT CONTROL REGULATIONS 33|
|GRADE I HERITAGE STRUCTURES||MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ MIT 2009||FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT|
|KALA GHODA AREA CONSERVATION PLAN||MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ MIT 2010||FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN -Â GATEWAY PLAZA|
|LISTING AND GRADING OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND PRECINCTS IN GREATER MUMBAI||MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ GSD HARVARD 2011||FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - NAGAR CHOWK PLAZA|
|MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ BVP/AOA||FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - FLORA FOUNTAIN PLAZA|
|MUMBAI STUDIO â€“ BVP/IES||FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN -Â PUBLIC SPACES|
|FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION|
|FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN|
|FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION - FORT PHERI CIRCULATOR BUS SERVICE|