February 26, 2017
Yamuna River Project Presentation Video
Video presentation of the Yamuna River Project, the interdisciplinary pan-university research project of the rejuvenation of the Yamuna river and its opening to the city of Delhi.
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Spring 2021 Final Review May 05, 2021 | NewsThe Yamuna River Project Final Review for the Spring 2021 semester will be held at the Tulane School of Architecture on Monday, May10th from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm CDT via Zoom and Concept Board. Download the review...
Read the full interview here. Excerpt from Iñaki Alday's interview on ArchDaily by Fabian Dejtiar: First, start by rethinking our footprint. In this sense, we have to stop expansion that generates more impermeable soil, forces more displacements, and increases the...
Excerpt from YRP Book Review in (JoLA) Journal of Landscape Architecture: "Worldwide, contemporary urbanization highlights a clear departure from cities' intimate ties to the very landscapes that gave rise to them. Centuries of dependence, appreciation and...
Mextrópoli 2020, an architecture festival in Mexico City, was entitled (Un)sustainable City. The relationship between urban planning and architectural design with the conditions imposed by the climate crisis was at the center of the festival programme.
The Rajasthan Cities Project. Fall 2019, Andrew Porten and Thea Spring.
The project focues on unfolding a dignifying space that economically supports the informal community of Ram Nagar and ecologically connects the site to a larger Indian context, feeding into state afforestation efforts and bird migratory flyaways. By bringing value to...
This dialogue intends to address cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations addressing grand challenges at the intersection of urbanization and river and coastal dynamics. With Tulane University’s recognition for expertise in water, riverine and coastal territories and University of Virginia’s pioneering innovative urban research project, the Yamuna River Project, a dialogue discuss- ing methods of inquiry, cross disciplinarity, and potential opportunities is initiated.
The project imagines a Delhi which has a powerful and sustainable relationship with its food, its soil, and its river. A entire community which prospers as farmers increase healthy yields through agricultural best practices, and residents interact daily with their local productive ecologies. Conceptually partnering with a variety of Delhi’s governmental departments, universities, and NGOs which seek to provide education and resources to Indian farmers, this is a proposal for a new type of productive park. Re-imagining an emptied drain corridor, the space is a place for clean organic agriculture to be displayed.
The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, (NGMA), Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi is pleased to announce the artistic project “PhY” on the Art Adda platform, with the presence of H.E. José Ramón Barañano, Ambassador of Spain to India and Director, NGMA on Friday 30th November 2018 from 5:30 pm onwards.
Yamuna River Project: New Delhi Urban Ecology Selected by DAM as One of the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2018
Yamuna River Project: New Delhi Urban Ecology, by Iñaki Alday and Pankaj Vir Gupta, was recently selected as one of the top 10 architectural books of the year by the Frankfurt Book Fair and German Architecture Museum (DAM).
The research conducted by the Yamuna River Project in New Delhi was recently covered by the renowned Spanish newspaper ABC Sociedad. The article highlights the urban problems faced by the rapidly urbanizing city of Delhi and the critical situation of pollution in the Yamuna.
The Yamuna River Project, awarded a Research Fellowship to Bahar Dutt. She is an award winning Environmental Journalist in India, appointed as a fellow for a three month term. She brings her communications expertise to develop an advanced profile for the YRP in India.
Brian Owensby, Co-Director of the Yamuna River ProjectBrian Owensby will be joining Iñaki Alday and Pankaj Vir Gupta as a Co-Director of the Yamuna River Project. Brian has been a member of the YRP Advisory Council and steadfast advocate of YRP since the project's...
The Yamuna River Project (YRP) has had resounding success in the NCT of Delhi over the past few years. Opportunities now exist for new partnerships and associations within the NCT and beyond with the aim to make significant on-ground impact and expand the leanings from the Delhi experience to similar contexts in other parts of the country. Extending her experience in the public sector in this domain, Mriganka aims to prepare a strategy for re-positioning YRP within the Administrative and Political structures to meet the above aim and forge new alliances.
On April 27th, 2018 The Yamuna River Project launched its first book at an event hosted by the Embassy of Spain in India. This event was a seminal moment in the development of the Yamuna River Project and garnered public support from Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hon. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. U.P. Singh; the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and former CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, Mr. Keshav Chandra among others.
The Yamuna River Project is happy to announce that our research team is growing! We welcome:SHANKAR NAIR Assistant Professor Dual Appointment: Department of Religious Studies and Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures BA, MA, PhD,...
YRP Co-Director Pankaj Vir Gupta was invited to be the guest editor for an issue of Motherland - a theme-based journal of thoughts, ideas, and unexpected narratives on India. Exploring the trends, subcultures, and issues shaping the country, the magazine provides a...
This proposal uses the renewal of Tal Katora, Jaipur's historic resevoir, as a vehicle to address the larger urban systems of solid waste, sewage, and stormwater management. Rapid urbanization over the course of the past three decades has caused the water conveyance...
Excerpt from YRP Book Review in the Journal of Landscape Architecture in India: "... In A Vision for Delhi, the infrastructure study becomes part of a design brief to envision and conceptualize possibilities to counter related issues. Imagined in carefully identified...
The Rajasthan Cities Project. Fall 2019, Casey Last and Evan Warder.
Through the urban research phase and trip during the semester, Wenyan became fascinated with one of Jaipur’s most active public spaces; the market. After analyzing these spaces further, she designed a proposal which responded to the shortcomings of the network of market spaces in the city, identifying where and how a diversity of retail spaces could be integrated and made more widely accessible. The project was designed as a catalog of spaces where typical and related functions of markets can unfold.
Now in its fourth year, The Studio Prize by ARCHITECT Magazine, celebrates excellence in design education by recognizing thoughtful, ethical studio courses from accredited architecture schools around the world. The students enrolled in the winning courses receive a cash prize from a $25,000 purse furnished by the program’s exclusive sponsor, Sloan. Every year, a studio with a focus on sustainability, specifically water conservation, is singled out as the winner of the Sloan Award. In 2019, the Yamuna River Project studio titled “A Piece of the City” was one of the six recipients of this award.
The key idea of our studio was to offer a dense informal settlement on the current floodplain of the Yamuna River a nearby planned community which integrates engineered water systems through green infrastructure insertions. These systems work across scales and typologies from topography, plantings, and wetlands to retention ponds and varied circulations. These systems are woven together to create a resilient ecology for the integration and education of the new community, allowing the floodplain to restore and reflecting on the vernacular landscape.
One of the primary contaminants of the Yamuna River in Delhi is fecal matter. This pollution comes to the river, in part, as a result of a lack of bathroom infrastructure. In response to this issue, the research conducted throughout the project began by identifying locations where there is the greatest need for bathroom infrastructure. In analyzing these locations, scales and types of bathrooms were designed for these typical urban scenarios. The overarching goal of the designed interventions is to provide new solutions to public bathrooms while bringing them closer to the people who need them most.
12 students at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, participating in the Yamuna River Program Studio visited New Delhi from Charlottesville this fall. The students conducted research on the supplementary drain and Najafgarh drain and will propose interventions in this region.
In October of 2019, 25 graduate and undergraduate students from University of Virginia School of Architecture and Tulane University School of Architecture traveled to India for a 10 day research trip. The students spanned the disciplines of landscape architecture,...
María González Aranguren, architect and urban planner from Madrid, has joined the School of Architecture at UVA as Lecturer and will be teaching the Yamuna River Project studio in Fall 2018
Darcy Engle, a recent graduate from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and YRP Studio participant in 2018, joins the team as a research fellow for the 2019-2020 year.
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Virginia and YRP Advisory Council member, wrote an article for The Economic Times regarding the role of the University of Virginia as a leading global research institution and the grand...
Press Trust of India "New Delhi, April 27 (PTI) Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said that Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is working to implement a "comprehensive project" for restoration and rejuvenation of the Yamuna river. He emphasized on rejuvenation of...
On April 23rd The Yamuna River Project held a meeting for YRP researchers to update the group on their individual research projects. The meeting resulted in new cross-disciplinary collaborations between researchers and the launching of shared online forum which will...
Richa Vuppuluri will be pursuing a PhD in Constructed environment at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia and has been awarded the grant in partnership with the school of Architecture.