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

0.3

Net FSI

46

%

Residential Land Area 

22

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

13

Chowhati,Kolkata

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

Dwelling Units

2608
Chowhati

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 )

400

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 )

27.8

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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.

18

Built Area 

82

Un-built Area

29

Area under public use 

%

%

%

SUKANYA GUHA

The story deals with the streets of Kolkata that have been culturally woven into the fabric of the city and presents a rich history of the yesteryears. It is said that Kolkata lives in its streets.
At the precinct level the study aims to assess the street network connections of Chowhati. The aim of this study is to focus on the tangible aspect dealing with the road network map of the area as well as the intangible values that streets contribute to the area. The road network of the precinct Chowhati developed as a response to the topography of the area.NSC Bose road is the only major road that runs through the precinct. The secondary road networks branches out from the single major spine exhibiting a linear branched out pattern.

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