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.

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Gross FSI

1.4

Net FSI

64

%

Residential Land Area 

12.6

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

26.8

Chennai

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

Dwelling Units

6701
Anna Nagar West

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 )

494

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 )

23

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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.

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Built Area 

64

Un-built Area

19

Area under public use 

%

%

%

VISHNUPRIYA V

Anna Nagar was planned as a residential suburb along the western edge of Chennai city. With urban sprawl extending the city boundary rapidly to the west, the neighbourhood has evolved into a node that connects the eastern core to the western industrial region. Spatial planning and policy decisions have created stark differences in the demography and built composition of the West and East of Anna Nagar. The West houses a diverse population in terms of socio-economic backgrounds as a result of deliberate planning. This study analyses the causes of this diversity and the node qualities of the locality.

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