This collaborative book of maps, drawings, images, and writing considers the role of the slum in generating Mumbai’s contemporary urban form. The book will speak to a wide range of audiences, including architects, urban planners and scholars of urban society and culture.
This book investigates the potentials for more sustainable models for conservation of not only the Taj Mahal but several other monuments lining the Yamuna River by telescoping outwards from Agra’s monuments and into larger scales of the river landscape and region. Participants investigate these questions and develop design propositions with strategies, interventions and sites for planning for conservation in Agra, India.
The Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering on earth. With a 2013 attendance of approximately 34 million, the triennial pilgrimage requires that the communities hosting the gatherings create functioning temporary structures to transport, house and feed enormous crowds of people. In 2013, a team from Harvard University monitored the large-scale temporary city from its preparation through to the actual celebration, investigating and documenting the prototypes for flexible urban planning and offering organizers recommendations on issues around environmental protection. This book presents their comprehensive research findings along with city maps, aerial images and photographs of this most fascinating feat of urban planning.