This publication presents the results of more than five consecutive years of focused research initiatives and designs from The University of Virginia School of Architecture towards the revitalization of New Delhi, Indias water bodies.In collaboration with the Delhi Jal Board, The University of Virginias Yamuna River Project is an inter-disciplinary research program, proposing to revitalize the ecology of the Yamuna River in Delhi and creating vital urban links with the Yamuna River as it flows through Indias capital city. Through the research, methodologies, and designs contained within this publication, this project aims to serve as a catalyst for the urgent recovery of the Yamuna River and its tributaries, building a publically accessible body of information and expertise resulting in visions of what an alternative future would be. Only by addressing human equality and the complexity of Delhis urban phenomenon can the social and ecological crises manifested through these neglected water bodies be solved.
Winner of the Deutsche Architekturmuseum (DAM) Book Award 2018
About the Author
Iñaki Alday, in his academic appointments of Quesada Professor of Architecture and Director of The Yamuna River Project at the University of Virginia and in the design practice of aldayjover architecture and landscape, promotes a new attitude in response to the professional and academic challenges facing the transformation of our environment. He finds the role of Architecture and Architects, interdisciplinary work and integration of scales, new nontraditional programs as hybrid infrastructures, and social and environmental ethics are some of the challenges that must be faced with a global vision.