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

43

%

Residential Land Area 

4

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

33.6

Navi Mumbai

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

Dwelling Units

8187
Nerul

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 )

661

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

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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 

74

Un-built Area

28

Area under public use 

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%

%

PATANE NEHA

Planning and regulations have the potential to uplift urban neighborhoods. Evidently, the planned neighbourhood of Nerul, has better livelihood, improved infrastructure and last mile public transport connectivity. However, because of the improvement in quality of life, there is an increase in property demand. Thus, resulting in an unaffordable neighbourhood. The regulations of FSI have resulted in curbing optimum use of land. The economy of Navi Mumbai caters dominantly to the IT and IT enabled services, thus, excluding other economic opportunities. Therefore, The planned neighbourhood of Nerul ensures improved livelihood and quality of life but fails to maintain equity and inclusivity.

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