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

1.6

Net FSI

29

%

Residential Land Area 

7.3

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

21.2

Surat

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

Dwelling Units

4618
Bhestan

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 )

502

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 )

25.9

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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.

36

Built Area 

64

Un-built Area

17

Area under public use 

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%

%

PATIL KAVITA VISHWANATH

The study focuses on the development and evolution of the city by analyzing one square km of Bhestan. Bhestan lies in the south periphery from the city center. Surat has laborer intensive industries. The availability of basic infrastructure facilities like water supply, sewage, solid waste management, and housing for the urban poor have attracted the migrants more along with job opportunities city. Owing to multiple job center a mixed-use development pattern can be seen. People live close to the work. The high land prices have led to dense development with predominantly row houses and apartment building typology. Hence city has developed as a compact dense city.

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