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

2.3

Net FSI

60

%

Residential Land Area 

3.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

60.5

Thane

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

Dwelling Units

14395
Majiwada

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 )

506

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 )

15.3

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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 

76

Un-built Area

32

Area under public use 

%

%

%

NIVATE RUTUJA PRAKASH

Majorly residential, Majiwada originally consisted of two fishing villages- Majiwada and Rabodi. But due to the rapid urbanisation of Thane in the last two decades, Majiwada has been transformed into a homogenous urban fabric exhibiting contrasting grain sizes, building heights, built typologies, street characters and public realm. These contrasts are the direct results of the co-existing- urban developments and the Gaothan/Koliwada of Majiwada. This analysis attempts to comprehend the individualities and interdependencies of these contrasts in Majiwada at the micro-level. Similarly, at a macro-level, it also studies the interdependencies between the cities of Thane and Mumbai.

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