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'Contested Urbanism in Dharavi: Writings and projects for the resilient city' now free to download

2 April 2014

Contested Urbanism in Dharavi. Book cover

On the occasion of the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin and DPU’s large presence at this event, the book "Contested Urbanism in Dharavi: Writings and projects for the resilient city" is made available for free download online.

The book highlights field research and studio-based projects on Dharavi, Mumbai conducted with DPU students from 2009 to 2012. The collection of essays, photography, and student work illustrates both the theoretical underpinnings and pedagogical ethos of the MSc Building and Urban Design in Development.

A review of the book can be read on the Polis blog.

Download the book directly [pdf], or view on issuu [below].