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

56

%

Residential Land Area 

1.8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

20.9

Barasat

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

Dwelling Units

4860
Hridaypur

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 )

239

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 )

35.3

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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.

27

Built Area 

73

Un-built Area

19

Area under public use 

%

%

%

PRONAB BISWAS

Hridaypur is a small town in Barasat municipality of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and falls within the Kolkata Metropolitan Area or Greater Kolkata. It�s an organic development of predominantly dense heterogeneous residential fabric. The main determinant of development here is connectivity. A lot of people are migrating to Hridaypur because of low property prices and efficient public transport system. In this portfolio the study and analysis of the one square kilometer precinct at Hridaypur have been demonstrated and synthesized along with two other precincts of KMA.

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