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KRVIA Masters Studio: Local Area Planning: 2017

In continuation of last year post on local area plan in Mumbai at various location, ranging from historic core, transportation corridor, indigenous villages and peripheries, the current year explores the communicative action based studio in Kalyan - Dombivali Municipal Corporation limit (KDMC). The studio explores the sites that are being challenged by rapid transformation and development. The inner core of Kalyan city has historic core with distinct architectural typology and community structure, while other sites included the informal settlement along the Ulhas river, Baithi chawl, Gaothans and development along the Dombivali station area. All the sites were challenged with common issues of land tenure, land use and mode and method for conservation and transformation.
The studio followed the method that has been developed in earlier project, documenting the sites, setting up the meeting with stake holders, shortlisting the priorities and issues to specific sites, development of struc…