Mills for Sale - The Way Ahead
|Specifications:||144 pages, 110 illustrations|
|Dimensions:||215 x 232 mm|
Like many other controversial urban development issues, the matter of sale of land belonging to cotton mills in Mumbai refuses to fade away. The book is a compilation of essays by those most intimately connected with the issue – architects, planners, environmentalists, public interest litigants, activists, lawyers, and historians. It is embellished by photographs, both contemporary and archival, as well as by drawings and extracts of reports on the mills. The book details how a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to plan these 600 acres holistically has been lost, due to the greed of mill owners and builders, often indistinguishable these days. As a consequence, Mumbai is reeling under the lowest proportion of open space of any city in the world.
Darryl D’Monte is the author of Ripping the Fabric: The Decline of Mumbai and its Mills (2002, 2005) and is the Chairperson of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India.
Recycling Urban Land
Public vs Private: The Legal Battle
What the Bombay High Court Ruled: Excerpts from the Judgement
Redeveloping Mill Land: Spatial Planning Responses and Lessons Learnt
Vidyadhar K. Phatak
Post-Planning in Mumbai
List of 58 Cotton Textile Mills, Status as of September 2006
Past Times: Layers of History and Culture
Mumbai’s Industrial Landscape
Saving the Heritage of the Mills
The Lost Century for Workers