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

1.6

Net FSI

50

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

64.8

Solapur

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

Dwelling Units

12958
BudhwarPeth

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 )

320

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 )

30.7

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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.

38

Built Area 

62

Un-built Area

25

Area under public use 

%

%

%

DARAK SAKSHI OMPRAKASH

Solapur, also known as �Manchester of the East�, is a city in southern Maharashtra which has a strong industrial base. Because of this, Solapur has high workers population which affects various urban aspects in the city. For �Understanding the city�, one sq. km area of Budhwar Peth in Solapur is selected which is a commercial hub and the core area of the city. In this portfolio, key features of Budhwar Peth are explored in comparison with other similar industrial cities or smaller Indian cities. It tries to analyze the impacts on high workers population on all these urban aspects.

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