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    Frustration, thy name is Mumbai

    By Arjun Bhat
    Sep 23, '06 9:24 PM EST

    So this week was spent very irritated at how hard it is to find a good figure ground map of Mumbai. I'm doing a case study on the city for my methods class, and need good city plans to trace its growth. So far all that seems to be available (after scouring both MIT's and Harvard's map collections, stacks, as well as the internet) are maps of bombay without block footprints, or the same map of the same district of bombay over and over again. Its not looking good.

    I contacted Rahul Mehrotra to see if he has anything i might use (he has done a lot of work regarding the subject). nothing. I know his studio at GSD is doing some work with Mumbai, and my next step is to see if they might have anything good, and to ask them very nicely about it.

    I should have picked Berlin. curses.



     
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    • Taesung

      Niall Kirkwood (GSD) is also doing a studio in Mumbai, and had his TA (a native Mumbai) gather documentation for him over the summer. You could try hitting that up.

      Sep 23, 06 11:13 pm

      arjun, go here.

      link to amarja chhapwale. her email should be listed. i remember her thesis topic related to mumbai. you should be able to get a figure ground map out of her.

      also, the post-grad program at sci-arc (sci-fi) is focusing their studio project on mumbai. you should look into that as well.

      it seems everyone is talking about mumbai these days.

      Sep 23, 06 11:15 pm
      Nevermore

      arjun u can try this site

      http://www.mcgm.gov.in/forms/grindex1.aspx

      or you can get a good list of informative books and sources here.

      http://www.mumbainet.com/cityinfo/rednglst.htm

      Sep 24, 06 7:03 am
      Arjun Bhat

      really, thanks for all the suggestions guys - i'll look into these. If anyone else has any ideas as to where I might find what I'm looking for, by all means, post. :)

      Sep 24, 06 2:11 pm
      newcomer

      if u need dp maps you can get them.If u want digitized maps then little difficult for entire city can get part.can u please elaborate i will be happy to help you.

      Oct 2, 06 7:54 am
      newcomer

      if u need dp maps you can get them.If u want digitized maps then little difficult for entire city can get part.can u please elaborate i will be happy to help you.

      Oct 2, 06 7:55 am
      Arjun Bhat

      any kind of map showing figure ground is what I'm looking for. I know maps like this exist of the former fort area/city core. If you know a resource with digitized plans of the city core, please, let me know.

      Oct 2, 06 9:17 am

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