The famously productive neighbourhood in the heart of Mumbai city is full of thousands of artisans, craftspersons and mechanics, working away on their tools and machines in workshops and factories that often do
Recent research in Dhaka show that accommodation and housing are related but distinct needs. (The Hindu, 30.07.17)
New typologies address universal but much overlooked needs of urban accommodation.
The organisation of the G20 reflects its democratic deficit.
Transcript of interview in the Hindustan Times.
urbz's exhibition at the Bhau Daji Lad City Museum allows those who make up the city's fabric to put themselves on the map
urbz Brasil on its inception, approach, methodology in São Paulo
The inception of urbz Colombia and the flow of local movements in Bogota
India’s financial capital does infantilise its own indigenous history. But it also celebrates the past.
Reviewing Sondgo and its functioning residential and work places, thirteen years after the initial plans were drafted. (The Hindu, 19.06.17)
NYU Abu Dhabi returns for the third year of handstorming resulting in some exciting projects in Kumbharwada, Koliwada, Transit Camp and the 13th Compound
The two ostensibly different cities have so much in common when you look beneath the surface.
How global cities can reinvent themselves by going local. (The Hindu, 03.05.17)
A community struggling with water and identity finds hope in nature and culture. (The Hindu, 11.04.17)
Privatisation, if seen as an exclusive way to regularise settlements, increases the risk of political manipulation and real-estate speculation. (The Hindu, 29.03.17)
With one foot in the village and the other in the city, migrants have done more to urbanise India than any development scheme (The Hindu, 12.03.17)
This is the first of our fortnightly column in The Hindu Sunday Magazine. This week we explore how the rapid absorption of smart technologies is transforming how business is done in Dharavi and all over India.
Students from SAL worked with urbz and Dharavi residents to understand the connections and interconnections that make up the neighbourhood and its relationship the city.
A project that started early in the year with local contractors and carpenters to design ideal Dharavi Homes opens to the public.
urbz invited local builders from Dharavi with a vast experience in construction, to design the best possible house they could imagine.
80 students design their own vision of one-day workshop where participants had to plan and design their own architecture studios/living space in a homegrown settlement of their choice.