Understanding The City

Faculty of Planning, Foundation Studio 2020

Urban Land 

Land-use map describes the existing purpose each plot of land serves and the location, distribution and total area of different land uses at the precinct level.

Floor space index (FSI) is an indicator of built density and expressed as the ratio of floor space (Built-up) to the plot area.

0.6

Gross FSI

0.8

Net FSI

34

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

2.2

Angamaly

The selected site is 1 square kilometer in area and the results below are for this selected site.

Dwelling Units

555
Angamaly Junction

Evolution of the precinct from 2000s

Road Networks 

Block perimeter is a parameter used to assess the connectivity and accessibility for pedestrian users.

It is a predictor for walking activity.

Average block perimeter ( in meters )

957

Road Hierarchy is the classification of roads in terms of its functions and capacity. Higher the road hierarchy prioritizes mobility over accessibility.

Area under Roads  

%

Street Density ( kms/sq.km )

12.8

16

Public Space

A figure-ground diagram illustrates the relationship between built and open space in precincts. Open spaces such as streets, parks, natural features and plazas are represented by white, while  black indicates buildings.

Nolli's map is utilized as a method to identify different types of public realm in students’ precincts.The map is then used to also analyze the degree of ‘public-ness’ basis access restrictions pertaining to gender, time, age and cost.

23

Built Area 

77

Un-built Area

14

Area under public use 

%

%

%

AISWARYA P RAJ

Angamaly is a town in Kerala forming the northernmost suburb of the city of Kochi. The town is often referred to as �the gateway� to Kochi and the precinct is situated at the heart of Angamaly, at the intersection of National Highway and MC Road where all the major commercial activities take place. The study area has vast vacant lands as well as compactly placed buildings along the National Highway, which conveys that it is at a transition stage of development from rural to urban characteristics. The residents of Angamaly co-exist together despite differences in social classes.

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