The Yamuna River Project
Actar Publishers, 2018
Iñaki Alday, Pankaj Vir Gupta
This publication presents the result of more than five consecutive years of focused research initiatives and designs from The University of Virginia School of Architecture towards the revitalization of New Delhi’s water bodies.
In collaboration with the Delhi Jal Board, The University of Virginia’s Yamuna River Project is an inter-disciplinary research program, proposing to revitalize the ecology of the Yamuna River in New Delhi, and creating vital urban links with the Yamuna river, as it flows through India’s capital city.
Through the research, methodologies, and designs contained within this publication, this project aims to serve as a catalyst for the urgent recovery of the Yamuna River and its tributaries, building a publicly accessible body of information and expertise resulting in visions of what an alternative future would be. Only by addressing human equality and the complexity of Delhi’s urban phenomenon can the social and ecological crisis manifested through these neglected water bodies be solved.
Size: 9 x 12 in. / 22,8 x 30,5 cm.
ISBN: English 978-1-945150-67-8
Joseph Brookover, (ed.)
Exhibition: 2017 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
A catalog of projects, research and strategies exhibited jointly by the Delhi Jal Board and the Yamuna River Project at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, from March 29 to April 8, 2017.
UVA Research Studio Report: Re-Centering Delhi
The diversity of topics of the University of Virginia’s research studio curriculum reflects the intellectual diversity of the Department of Architecture. Research projects take on urgent international crises such as the changing condition of the Arctic, neglected cultural landscapes in depressed regions, or one of the most pressing urban ecologies challenge in the world (Delhi and its sacred and poisonous Yamuna River). Others work within local conditions, disciplinary inquiries or philosophical and spatial investigations.
YRP 01: Re-Centering Delhi
The second iteration of the Delhi Research Studio builds on the research initiated in Spring 2014, with a continued focus on urban design strategic planning and interventions.
The first phase of the project will challenge you to study, understand, and analyze not only the city of Delhi and out particular site, but also the responses, development, and systems of sites and cities with similar situations to that of the Yamuna riverfront.