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.

0.6

Gross FSI

1

Net FSI

32

%

Residential Land Area 

4.8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

14.8

Mathura

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

Dwelling Units

2548
MathuraBangar

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 )

437

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 )

23.3

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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.

36

Built Area 

64

Un-built Area

36

Area under public use 

%

%

%

NISHA SHARMA

Mathura is a developing tier-II city, which has witnessed rapid urban growth during the past four decades, both in terms of population and infrastructure development. The inevitable spatial expansion brought about with the hike in population in the past decades is accommodating itself towards the periphery regions of the city, developing an outward spatial growth trend at city level and hence, giving birth to areas like Mathura Bangar which are evolving as affordable residential housing neighborhood in the city fringes.

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