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

0.8

Net FSI

65

%

Residential Land Area 

3.3

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

6.7

Guwahati

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

Dwelling Units

1562
Hatigaon

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 )

595

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 )

18.4

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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.

41

Built Area 

59

Un-built Area

23

Area under public use 

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%

%

ANNESHA ALOK DASGUPTA

Guwahati, a city shaped by time and Brahmaputra is the capital of Assam and is the largest metropolis of Northeast India. The river Brahmaputra splits the city into two, North and South. Civilization emerged in the banks of the river and slowly spreading South wards, which is the older part whereas the Northern part is the newer development.

The precinct Hatigaon is a predominantly residential unit, located towards the South of the city adjacent to the state capital Dispur. As a part of �Understanding the City�, a 1 Sq.km area of Hatigaon is analysed through various lenses in context to the city. The study shows the journey of the evolution and transformation of the precinct from a sub-urb to a major urban part of the city. The book focuses on Hatigaon�s livelihood and how it has affected the jobs and transportation choices of the people.

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