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.

1.6

Gross FSI

2

Net FSI

64

%

Residential Land Area 

12

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

71.2

Delhi

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

Dwelling Units

14830
IP Extension

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 )

364

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 )

15.5

19

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.

35

Built Area 

65

Un-built Area

23

Area under public use 

%

%

%

SAMRIDDHI JAIN

The study focuses on understanding and analysing the development and evolution of a neighbourhood, I.P. Extension, a 1km by 1km stretch in Eastern district of Delhi. It focuses on evidence-based approach for framing and analyzing complex urban situations. It gives an overview of contrasting building densities and their interaction with existing and new infrastructural developments. The key determinants of transformations are identified, and their impact is analysed, based on interviews, aerial imagery analysis and secondary surveys. The interrelationship between vehicles and pedestrians is analysed focusing on the measure of connectivity through road hierarchy, accessibility and physical features of streets.

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