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

1.6

Net FSI

44

%

Residential Land Area 

8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

16.7

Nagpur

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

Dwelling Units

3797
Manish 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 )

371

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 )

29.4

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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

11

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ANIKET ABHAY WAKHARE

Manish Nagar lies at the south-west corner of the city of Nagpur. The street pattern within the area is grid-iron which is a characteristic of a residential neighborhood along the fringe. The standard of living of people within precinct varies due to diversity in its typology. The major determinants such as MIHAN, NH7, Metro, etc. contributed to the development of the area. Informalities occur on the road due to the lack of public spaces in the precinct, which leads to the street as one of the major public space for the precinct. The complex blend of commercial and residential fabric gives the area a distinct character.

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