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

55

%

Residential Land Area 

1

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

23

Indore

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

Dwelling Units

4590
Kanadia Road

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 )

277

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 )

29.5

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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.

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Built Area 

61

Un-built Area

38

Area under public use 

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%

%

ANKITA PANCHRATNA

The portfolio is a brief description of all the analysis of the selected 1 sq. km. study area of the city Indore under the studio 'Understanding the City'. The analysis talks about the transformation in an area that took place over a decade and the factors that were responsible for it. Parallelly the precinct is also compared with two similar precincts of different cities, holding the same texture of land but slightly apart characteristics. Understanding these aspects will help in concluding that how a predominating commercial land got transformed into a residential area in just the course of two decades.

PORTFOLIO

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