ICJS Special Event: Learning from Dharavi - The Informal City

Presented by American Institute of Architects and Tokyo Planning Forum

Date
Friday, May 30, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 317 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public.
RSVP
Registration closed

About the event

Often branded as the largest slum in Asia, Dharavi in Mumbai in fact represents an advanced form of post-industrial urbanity. Far from being the hopeless settlement, it is a strong community of hard working entrepreneurs, optimism, all with a very low carbon footprint.

Geeta Mehta (Temple University, Japan Campus) & Matias Echanove (University of Tokyo) will introduce Dharavi in the larger context of Mumbai and worldwide issues of environmental sustainability and urban development. They will also discuss their ongoing work with the Urbanology Institute and the Urban Typhoon Workshop held in March 2008 in Dharavi (http://www.urbantyphoon.com).


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.