Press & Events


India’s urban slums have become a testbed for climate solutions. Investors are welcome to take a look

How residents of a slum in India redesigned their neighborhood

In Ahmednagar, residents of a slum design their own homes

Rising from Adversity: Building resilient housing for low-income communities

In the Art of Govandi

Govandi Arts Festival: Reimagining inadequately built spaces through art and creativity

Govandi Arts Festival: the young step up

In Govandi, a colony of rehabilitated PAPs and slum-dwellers mounts its own arts festival

Learnings from Collective Housing in India

CDA gets longlisted for the Emerging Design Studio of the Year for Dezeen Awards 2022

From hiphop to filmmaking, talent from Govandi’s gullies set to dazzle at art fest

CDA creates community housing for India’s Sanjaynagar slum

Inka Time Aa Gaya!

Can Waste Bring Communities Living in High Density Vertical Slums Together?-A Photostory by Bhawna Jaimini and Natasha Sharma

Challenges of drainage and sewage systems in urban slums

Lit in Govandi

Community Living

Kitaab Mahal – a palace for joy, hope and reading

Govandi Arts Festival to celebrate the talent and creativity of Mumbai’s youth

Govandi’s Splash of Ideas

Can Living on a Collective Scale Help Solve the Global Housing Crisis?

Love and Light in Govandi

British Council’s ‘India/UK Together Season of Culture’ to boost artistic collaboration among emerging artists

At British Council’s India/UK Together Season of Culture


Upcoming Events

Sandhya Naidu Janardhan at TEDx Bangalore on 28th May 2023

Past Events

Reclaiming Narratives – Nazaria Arts Mela, 16th April 2023

Digital Empowerment Foundation – Festive Meet of Art and Collective for Digital Empowerment at India Habitat Centre on 23rd November 2022

Language in the City: Learning the Language of Nature on 19th Oct 2022

Bhawna Jaimini at The Loft Forum, Pune on 15th October 2022, 6:30 PM

Grace Forum with Sandhya Naidu Janardhan — The Housing Crisis: What Can We Learn from India?

Panel Discussion – Tradition, Transition and Transformation at Kaizen, Rizvi College of Architecture

Design for Freedom Movement x Community Design Agency

Language in the City: How Can Our Cities “Speak” a More Inclusive Language?

School of Environment and Architecture (SEA) Conversations: Building on the Margins

Rethinking Cities by Studio INHAF: Whose sustainability? Discovering civic agency for the future Indian city

Global Solutions Summit 2021
Global Challenges – Local Solutions

Inclusive Urbanism Series: Inclusive Cities

Brainstorm Design 2019: The Value Of Empathy In Design Practice