This will be provided by the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI). UDRI was created in October 1984 by a group of eminent citizens of Mumbai. It is dedicated to the protection of built environments and the improvement of urban communities. The objective of the Institute is ‘to carry out research based studies through apprentice type educational programs at the post graduate level which would focus on the issues involved in designing, planning and environmental make up.
UDRI intends to play the role of a prime institution articulating an inclusive vision of the city by listening to many voices and networks. The city has multiple actors, varying constituencies and thus competing claims, which need to be acknowledged for an equitable understanding of the city.
UDRI desires to educate and build a constituency that is informed and knowledgeable about urban issues in order to generate effective and appropriate decisions. It intends to provide the tools by which such decisions can be made in the form of research data and networks to stakeholders, decision-making and implementing organizations and also engage in advocacy.
UDRI is a Registered Charitable Trust and donations to it get tax exemption under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. UDRI is also registered under the Section 6 (1) (a) under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976, (Registration No 083781053 Nature: Educational).