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

1.4

Net FSI

54

%

Residential Land Area 

1.1

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

63.1

Thane

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

Dwelling Units

14672
Naupada

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 )

621

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 )

14.4

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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 

77

Un-built Area

11

Area under public use 

%

%

%

AITAWDEKAR NUPUR AMOL NAMRATA

The portfolio contains a detailed study of a square kilometer area in Naupada - a residential neighborhood in Thane, Maharashtra. It focuses on analyzing the urban fabric of the area thereby developing a comprehensive understanding in both the qualitative and quantitative terms, to understand the local physical characteristics. It delineates the urban scenario of the site precinct in terms of governance, infrastructure facilities, basic infrastructure facilities and overall planning. The folio highlights observations based on aerial imagery as well as by studying the history, street network, built form, land development and housing trends of the area.

PORTFOLIO

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