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

46

%

Residential Land Area 

3.1

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

13.6

Bengaluru

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

Dwelling Units

3410
Banashankari stage II

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 )

397

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 )

34.2

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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 

65

Un-built Area

27

Area under public use 

%

%

%

PEMMASANI HARSHITHA

Some localities of old Bangalore still retain their charm and culture while accommodating a booming real estate � Banashankari is one such area. 1sqkm precinct in Banashankari reflects all the characteristics of a rapidly developing residential locality. The real estate boom here began in 22, with the completion of Outer Ring Road passing through the locality. To cater to the commercial needs of the increasing residential activities, a BDA complex- shopping complex was built around which commercial activities thrived since 28. The Banashankari bus depot, Metro connectivity to the area, dramatically increased the property prices here. Despite, these positive determinants, documentation and study inform that the area and its surroundings have begun to deviate from the trajectory of sustainable urban growth.

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