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.

 RESEARCH INITIATIVE

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.

CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS

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.

RESEARCH STUDIES

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


Management solutions that involve the citizens of an entire neighbourhood constitute an effective check against the rapid deterioration of civic infrastructure and the degeneration of the city's built fabric and public spaces. By aligning the concerns of the area residents and workers, UDRI has been able to integrate development and conservation in Mumbai's neighbourhoods while devolving planning and management responsibilities to the local community.

PLANNING INITIATIVES

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.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

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 – 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 – MIT 2009 FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT    
KALA GHODA AREA CONSERVATION PLAN  MUMBAI STUDIO – MIT 2010 FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN -  GATEWAY PLAZA    
LISTING AND GRADING OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND PRECINCTS IN GREATER MUMBAI MUMBAI STUDIO – GSD HARVARD 2011 FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - NAGAR CHOWK PLAZA    
MUMBAI STUDIO – BVP/AOA FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - FLORA FOUNTAIN PLAZA
MUMBAI STUDIO – BVP/IES FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN -  PUBLIC SPACES
  FORT MANAGEMENT PLAN - TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
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