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.


Gross FSI





Residential Land Area 


Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )



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

Dwelling Units


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 )


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 )



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.


Built Area 


Un-built Area


Area under public use 





The analysis which is done on the selected study area Footi Kothi in the city of Indore, M.P. talks about the transformation that took place over a decade and the factors that contributed to this transformation. A detailed study on satellite imagery is being done by generating various maps supported and verified by field visits which gives an understanding of evolution, transformation, street patterns, built infrastructure, etc, which are also supported by secondary data like Household surveys and Census Data.The portfolio shows the Understanding of the City, based on various urban parameters and how it functions to meet the needs of the people. It aims to document the study of an urban area - Footi Kothi located in Indore and how it has grown and evolved over time. It gives an overall spatial analysis to understand the city and what are the factors contributing in making a city work.