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.

1.3

Gross FSI

1.8

Net FSI

46

%

Residential Land Area 

0.7

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

13.7

Ahmedaba

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

Dwelling Units

2733
Navrangpura 2

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 )

544

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 )

24.2

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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.

28

Built Area 

72

Un-built Area

18

Area under public use 

%

%

%

NIRALI SHAH

This study attempts to examine the process of urbanization in general and Ahmedabad city's own urban challenges. It reviews urban development over the years besides its various initiatives and preparedness to meet urban challenges and ensure urban transformation. The aim of this study is to identify the Physical components support the establishment of a livable environment that is clean, safe and well managed. This type of development is managed as an incremental process over time and it becomes the catalysts for sectoral investment and development. Physical components and characteristics such as transport and movement, streets, built form, precinct characteristics, land-use activities, zoning, social facilities, economic assessment and infrastructure services are discussed.

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