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.

1.4

Gross FSI

2.3

Net FSI

35

%

Residential Land Area 

11

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

30.2

Delhi

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

Dwelling Units

6705
Kirti Nagar

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 )

341

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 )

37.8

31

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.

41

Built Area 

59

Un-built Area

0

Area under public use 

%

%

%

HARSHITA SEHGAL

Functioning of a Nagar as a City Level Node: The portfolio examines the functioning of a peculiar planning feature of the Nagars in Delhi. The study area is a Nagar located in the West District along the Inner Ring Road of the city called Kirti Nagar. With the spatial growth of the city, the locality is well connected by an extensive network of roads and metro. In order to understand the functioning, various parameters have been compared with other city nodes. The locality has adapted well to the transformations and continues to promote community living, hence, liveable and complete.

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