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

1.1

Net FSI

31

%

Residential Land Area 

14

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

20.6

NCT

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

Dwelling Units

4569
DilshadGarden

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 )

675

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

23

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.

32

Built Area 

68

Un-built Area

22

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ABHAY KUMAR NIGAM

The Portfolio examines the functioning of the peri-urban precinct(Dilshad garden) which is located at the fringes of East Delhi and how it has transformed into a commercial hub after various chain of development like the development of metro rail which connected the precinct effectively with the city�s core and how metro development also acted as the catalyst to boost the commercial development along with it. This study also focuses on how streets are emerging as public realm, as precinct lacks public spaces due to non-availability of land and how these factors combined make this an Atypical Precinct at the fringe which still has a stronghold in the residential market because of factors like connectivity and other services and facilities provided within close proximity.

PORTFOLIO

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