Urban Age Award 2007 Mumbai
The inaugural Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award was presented on 02 November 2007 to two transformative projects in Mumbai that demonstrated how citizens had improved the lives of local residents and the quality of their urban environment through innovative partnerships.
Furthermore, the Urban Design Research Institute which works to preserve and improve the city’s historic downtown core as a quality urban space and cultural hub was acknowledged with a special mention.
Mumbai Waterfronts Center: Frustrated by the state of Mumbai’s waterfront, a group of local Bandra residents joined forces to improve and reclaim a 7km stretch of shoreline. The project created an open public space that is accessible to all sections of Mumbai’s crowded population. Significantly, the restoration project, which is maintained by residents, helped spur a larger citywide initiative at the Western waterfront. The Mumbai Waterfronts Center has since been involved in a similar project at the Dadar-Prabhadevi beach area, a 4km-long public area that includes two municipal gardens.