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.

1.3

Gross FSI

1.6

Net FSI

70

%

Residential Land Area 

0.6

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

48.2

South DumDum

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

Dwelling Units

12359
Khalpar

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 )

502

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 )

21.6

10

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.

40

Built Area 

60

Un-built Area

13

Area under public use 

%

%

%

SANJANA BAIDYA

Khalpar is an old and predominantly residential neighbourhood located almost in the centre of the city of South DumDum, West Bengal. Narrow urban streetscapes, low rise residential buildings, several small water bodies and green pockets acting as breathing spaces are the essence of this neighbourhood. The portfolio provides a thorough analysis of Khalpar to understand it's redevelopment pattern and potential as a residential neighbourhood. The area has been mapped on GIS software for detailed analysis. The portfolio comprises several data and analysis based on the primary survey, personal interviews and information collected from the South DumDum Municipality.

PORTFOLIO

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