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.

1.5

Gross FSI

1.5

Net FSI

57

%

Residential Land Area 

15.6

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

58.9

Mumbai

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

Dwelling Units

13078
Kandivali

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 )

784

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 )

14.9

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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.

28

Built Area 

72

Un-built Area

9

Area under public use 

%

%

%

BHATT HASTI CHANDRESH DARSHNA

This forms the compilation of the coursework conducted as a part of the �Understanding the City� Studio. The scope of this study is defined by the selection of a study area (precinct) of one square kilometer located in Kandivali situated in the suburb of Mumbai. This precinct is considered as a representative example and various aspects of the city are explored and analysed by using an example of this precinct. The determinants of physical qualities and intangible livelihood characteristics are analysed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the region. The focus of this portfolio will be describing the characteristics - both tangible and intangible of a precinct located adjacent to a transport node in the metropolis of Mumbai. It begins with articulating the physical qualities and their determinants through mapping of the region and then moves on to analysing the intangible aspects through primary and secondary data collection.

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