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.

0.7

Gross FSI

1

Net FSI

32

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

8.7

Allahabad

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

Dwelling Units

1532
CivilLines Chowk

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 )

460

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 )

18.2

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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.

30

Built Area 

70

Un-built Area

38

Area under public use 

%

%

%

NIHARIKA GUPTA

Positioning cities from growth perspective, mapping key determinants, comparing resultant urban structure and its real-life implications Correlating and understanding the similarities and differences in urban living of various cities.Allahabad is witnessing slow growth, and its city centre is testimony to the same. Comparison with a range of cities and population sizes illustrates the relative position of Allahabad in context of growth and possibilities.The potential of one square kilometer area is differently utilized in the city centres of various cities like Bulandshahr, Trivandrum, Vishakhapatnam, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

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