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

1.2

Net FSI

58

%

Residential Land Area 

2.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

13.2

Raipur

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

Dwelling Units

2800
Fafadih

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 )

463

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 )

29.7

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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.

37

Built Area 

63

Un-built Area

18

Area under public use 

%

%

%

DHAIRYA WADHWA

The portfolio analyses the urban fabric of Raipur using 1 Sq. Km. precinct of Fafadih area. The study focuses on how market dynamics play a role in shaping the precinct development. The tangible aspects like neighborhood characteristics, evolution and transformation, land use and built-form, street network and infrastructure are analyzed and related to intangible aspects like people�s choices and preferences. The precincts� land character, density and walkability are compared with the precinct in Bilaspur and in the fringe of the Raipur city to understand how markets foster development. The study also explores how the public realm helps in creating the identity of the city.

PORTFOLIO

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