The Canal Collaborative

A Toolkit for Inclusive Community Engagement


Girgaon, Mumbai

Project Size

4.5 KM Stretch




StudioPOD Design Pvt.Ltd | UDC


Public Outreach

Water has always been a vital source of community engagement, environmental learning, and cultural exchange. With changing urban landscapes, the relation of cities with its waters is changing drastically. Cities today are vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards, particularly flooding, cyclones, drought, extreme heat waves, etc. Studies show that, as a result of climate change, the intensity, duration, and frequency of weather-related shocks are likely to increase. (Source: GFDRR) The Chennai floods of 2015 showcased the risks city is facing in the wake of Global warming. Is the city prepared to face the next big disaster? This is a question that we tried to answer through our proposal “The Canal Collaborative”, which keeps the community at the heart of the proposal, makes them the custodians of the city’s resilient infrastructure and empowers them to be active participants.