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

1.3

Net FSI

56

%

Residential Land Area 

14

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

48.7

NEW DELHI

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

Dwelling Units

10816
East of Kailash

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 )

377

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 )

28.3

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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.

36

Built Area 

64

Un-built Area

35

Area under public use 

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%

%

SAKSHI SAXENA

The foundation studio was a journey to understand the city from a local level lens of a precinct from our everyday lives. It�s been interesting to see how every part of the city has a very special character from its people and affecting them in return. Urban forms of places provide an interesting outlook in understanding the built environment relationships.

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