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.

1.2

Gross FSI

1.7

Net FSI

26

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

17.6

Visakhapatnam

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

Dwelling Units

4521
Asilmetta

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 )

658

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 )

14.7

24

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.

30

Built Area 

70

Un-built Area

24

Area under public use 

%

%

%

D KIRTI CHANDRA

Asilmetta is a diverse core of Visakhapatnam city in terms of public transportation centre, educational centre and one of the major commercial centres. The area is of high importance in city's context. Any major changes at the state and city level directly or indirectly had an impact on the area. Each of these centres also influenced the other two in terms of development, connectivity, street activities, informal sector of jobs and real estate prices. A detail analysis of these parameters through primary survey, secondary sources and various required data points are done to understand the city through the lens of the area.

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