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

1.1

Net FSI

38

%

Residential Land Area 

14

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

36.1

New Town

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

Dwelling Units

8204
Narkel Bagan

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 )

942

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 )

15.7

32

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.

15

Built Area 

85

Un-built Area

31

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ROHINI CHATTERJEE

This is a study intended to apprehend the inter-relation between the urban and social-economic conditions through spatial analysis of an urban area of 1 sq. km in New Town, West Bengal to provide an analysis of the different determinants influencing the spatial, socio-economic and infrastructural development of a planned smart city. Different aspects of the urban parameters are analyzed to understand the built forms, road infrastructures, street network, density in population which shows that the precinct in the new emerging society is giving rise to new dimensions of social changes coupled with initiatives in street networks, built spaces and infrastructures.

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