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.

0.4

Gross FSI

0.5

Net FSI

52

%

Residential Land Area 

6.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

4.3

Thrissur

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

Dwelling Units

1037
Mannuthy

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 )

530

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 )

17.6

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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.

22

Built Area 

78

Un-built Area

19

Area under public use 

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%

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AKSHAY RAVINRAN M

Mannuthy, the satellite town of Thrissur is a region in central Kerala where inhabitants can live an opulent life in any pandemic situation. They are completely independent in terms of managing their livelihood. 98% of the settlements are detached bungalows which enables individual households to own a house within a plot which has enough setbacks so that residents can customize it in their own way. This �n� number of ways in which setbacks are utilized are compared with the concept Broadacre City to understand the similarities and Goregaon in Mumbai to see how urbanized cities are utilizing their open spaces in the setbacks.

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