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

0.9

Net FSI

47

%

Residential Land Area 

4.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

32.9

Ahmedabad

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

Dwelling Units

7002
Bapunagar

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 )

415

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 )

31

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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.

43

Built Area 

57

Un-built Area

9

Area under public use 

%

%

%

KUNJ DHARMENDRAKUMAR BELANI

Urban contrast can be seen within the city at multiple levels, having similar land use and developed under the same period of time precinct perform differently according to given opportunity by the city and its people. Bapunagar being a developed eastern residential land parcel with existing infrastructure holds the potential to adapt and develop the new urban development environment. Bapunagar has a predominant residential character which was developed due to its connection with the worker community of mills and allotted major land use as residential by the government housing board. Having major typology as semi-detached and row houses, precinct is now developing and adapting apartment typology. But with large land parcels of precinct stuck under the ownership of the government and old building regulations, they show slow progress of redevelopment. Last two decades only shows redevelopment in terms of road infrastructure, widening the streets and government housing under the �PMAY� scheme.

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