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

1.5

Net FSI

68

%

Residential Land Area 

4.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

31.1

Ahmedabad

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

Dwelling Units

6615
Bopal

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 )

649

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 )

21.7

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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 

74

Un-built Area

92

Area under public use 

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SURYA MAHESH THAKKAR

A leading economic centre in western India, with Pharma, Service sector, Textile and Finance, Ahmedabad contributes Integral part to the Economy and Culture of Gujarat and India.Once considered a far off space Bopal a suburb of Ahmedabad showcases "Dynamics of Development" amalgamating itself into the City limits of Ahmedabad and Emerging as A Node of the Multimodal Economic System of Ahmedabad.The exercise aims at understanding the Phenomenon of cities through studying one square kilometre of area of Bopal through Primary Secondary Engagement.
So , here is the Collage of how the Landscape of the Commercial Development and Housing choices are emerging.

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