Greha has generated and been involved with various projects in the past, ranging from symposiums and comprehensive reports prepared for different governmental and non-governmental agencies, to instituting a school of architecture and an urban renewal initiative. Below is the list of all such projects; further details of each project will be made available soon:
Conservation of Mehrauli Heritage Area
If the urban fabric within which the historic monuments are located is in a state of blight and disrepair, we cannot expect the inhabitants to appreciate the heritage value of the monuments and care for them.
It therefore becomes necessary to repair the urban fabric simultaneously with the repair of historic buildings in Mehrauli.
Aya Nagar Development Project
An initiative of 'urban renewal by citizens' carried out by Greha and funded by Delhi Kalyan Samiti
The research has revealed that the development methodology should have four main drivers: community action, habitat design, recording the process of work, and raising of resources, both human and financial.
Initial research and development of the Aya Nagar
Initial research and development of the Aya Nagar Whole Village Development Plan
Curriculum Development for Habitat Schools
With a view to promote habitat studies, HUDCO established in 1985 its Human Settlement Management Institute providing in service training for housing managers and other professionals. This year, it has, in collaboration with the Slum Wing DDA, established a Habitat Polytechnic as an adjunct to the Building Centre set up in Nizamuddin New Delhi. The Habitat Polytechnic will provide three year diploma course in Habitat Engineering.
Development of Habitat Schools in India a report prepared for Human Settlements
Formal outcome of the HUDCO-GREHA Proposal for Restructuring Technical Education to meet the requirements of Human Settlements, designed to restructure Architectural Education which would have "provide(ed) Bachelors Courses in Habitat Planning, Habitat Management and Architecture, three year Diploma Course in Habitat Engineering and training in building skills with special emphasis on social aspects, low cost technologies and extension methods will promote a hierarchy of skills required for facilitating housing and human settlement development in a desirable manner."
Guidelines for Conservation
A set of guidelines prepared by Greha for the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi
Report on Rationalization of Procedures: (for) Building Approvals and Completion Certificates
TVB School of Habitat Studies
There has been a growing awareness amongst professionals in a variety of disciplines, that an unhealthy gap has developed between the expectations of well-being for society at large and the norms and values of professional practice and behaviour.
It is clear that in rapidly evolving societies, especially those with a living tradition of values and skills, the need for rapid change often conflicts with the rooted value-frame.
Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin : a conservation programme
A conservation programme prepared by Greha for INTACH.
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Non-Conventional Approaches to Shelter the Urban Poor - Local and International Experiences:
A series of seminars organised across India - in Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad - by Ahmedabad Study Action Group (ASAG), Selavip International and Greha.
A photo-essay prepared by Greha members MN Ashish Ganju, Dr. K.L. Nadir, Sheba Chachhi and Joginder Panghal.
People’s Participation in Housing: Proposed Pilot Project
The enclosed programme provides a basis by which a pilot study can be carried out in Delhi.
It shows how the existing housing process can be revolutionised by introducing “People’s Participation” in mass housing. We enumerate below the five essential components of the project.
Today mass housing has become synonymous with low cost housing and the entire national effort in this field has been diverted to producing a cheaper house. Yet the numbers involved are of such magnitude that any amount of cost reduction exercise can not provide the solution for housing everybody.
Middle Income Housing : A Study of 15 Projects in India
The concept of group housing or collective housing, where homes share land and community facilities and are built together to standard designs through a single agency, has its beginning in contemporary India during the first quarter of this century. First, it was the setting up of the colonial state machinery and the consolidation of the Armed Forces that promoted the provision of family homes by the employer.