Jamshedpur 2057: Town within a Park within a City
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
Role + Responsibility:
Jamshedpur 2057 is a conceptual action-based strategic masterplan for the City of Steel in Jamshedpur, India – the birthplace of the Tata Group industry. The masterplan was executed over a twelve-month period of time with a 47-person team led and directed by Jessica Jamroz.
Jamshedpur is home base for Tata Group's two main industrial operations: Tata Steel (5th largest Steel producer in the World) and sister company Tata Motors (owns Jaguar, Land Rover). The City of Jamshedpur in 2014 housed approximately 500,000 people (employees of the company and population that lives in informal settlements surrounding housing). Our population projections, at a minimum, project that the city by 2057 would multiply to an estimated 2 Million plus people.
With overcrowding, pollution, quality of life, climate change, transportation, and air and water quality issues already at their doorstep, the Tata family called upon the team to create a functional city operations plan for immediate brick-and-mortar type steps in anticipation for projected population growth and in order to become a sustainable city in the coming century. Urban Design Concepts (Vision Plan), Public Facilities, Landscape & Ecology, Hazard Mitigation, Pollution, Health, Housing & Community, Utility, Land-use, Zoning, Development Controls, Transportation & Infrastructure, Entertainment, Recreation and Attractions, and Marketplace & Economic Diversification issues were all addressed in intense detail, from a global and regional understanding down to the intricacies of infrastructure at a neighborhood and housing scale.
Owner: Tata Group
Area: 64 Sq Km (roughly equivalent to 24 Sq Miles)
Total Cost: Undisclosed
Chief Master Planner, Architect and Author: Jessica Jamroz (for FSA)
Prime Architect and Master Planning Firm: Frederic Schwartz Architects (New York, NY, USA)
Master Planning Engineer & Sustainbility Expert: ARUP Engineering (New York, NY, USA)
Landscape & Ecology Architect: Andropogan Associates (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Housing and Development Expert: Carlton Brown / Full Spectrum (New York, NY, USA)
Supporting Local Consultant Architect and Cultural Consultant: Creative Group (New Delhi, India)
Civil Engineering: EGIS Engineering (New Delhi, India)