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

1.5

Net FSI

44

%

Residential Land Area 

4.1

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

28.9

Ahmedabad

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

Dwelling Units

6157
Memnagar 1

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 )

419

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 )

22.8

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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 

72

Un-built Area

13

Area under public use 

%

%

%

AISHWARYA JOSHI

Cities grow and expand, very rapidly, and in continuum. Villages located today in the peri-urban area, tomorrow agglomerates within an Urban area. Ahmedabad also has grown on the lines of urban development. The portfolio would discuss one such precinct i.e Memnagar. A precinct that looks towards being a suburb evolving from the peri-urban phase of development. The physical network of streets, the growing population, mixed land uses, and infrastructure development, all these characteristics contribute to the inclusiveness of an urban neighborhood. The parameters of the precinct are compared to two precincts which have similar growth patterns.

PORTFOLIO

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