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We are city practitioners with a cumulative experience of over 60 years of working in Mumbai, on over 100 projects and initiatives. We believe that current forms of practice in city planning and design are not comprehensive enough or appropriate, and hence we have formed this collaborative platform to work on urban and social issues in the MMR. Our team comprises architects, urban planners, urban designers, historians and conservationists.

Director Urban Design and Conservation

Director Urban and Regional Planning

Director Spatial Planning and Community Development

Principal Director

Kaushal Vadake

Architect, Administrator and Researcher

Kaushal completed his Bachelor's Degree from School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai in 2019. He was part of the curatorial team of When is Space?', an exhibition held in Jaipur, 2018. He is currently working on urban planning and design solutions at UCM. His interests lie in understanding cities, and research on means to alleviate people's living conditions.

Foram Shah

Architect and Researcher

Foram studied architecture from School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai. During her internship she has worked on residential and public institutional projects. She is keenly interested in urban design and gender studies. She hopes to further explore the socio-political, spatial and economic characteristics that make a city and work towards inclusivity in the public domain.

Ankita Teli

Architect and Researcher

Ankita Teli has obtained her Architecture Degree at the School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai. At UCM, Ankita is working on improving walkability in the public realm. She has a keen interest in research on public areas, and is passionate about restoring cities through urban design interventions and retrofitting solutions. 

Simran Panchal

Architect and Researcher

​Simran graduated from the School of Environment and Architecture (SEA) in 2021. Since then she has worked on various product design and architectural projects. She is interested in learning about people’s stories and patterns of moving around their neighbourhoods and plotting them through experiential drawings. She wants to pursue research on public infrastructure and urban development.