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.

1.7

Gross FSI

3.6

Net FSI

46

%

Residential Land Area 

15.7

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

53.5

NCT

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

Dwelling Units

11155
Okhla

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 )

353

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 )

30.5

18

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.

36

Built Area 

64

Un-built Area

16

Area under public use 

%

%

%

MOHAMMAD SAAD YAZDANI

A city is an amalgamation of various tangible and intangible layers. The tangible layers are land use, building use, streets, public space, infrastructure, housing, etc and the intangible layers are jobs, housing, and travel patterns, etc. To explore this complex relationship of layers, a study has been done for an area of 1 sq. km. in the Okhla area of Delhi. These aspects are studied in detail via primary and secondary sources. Finally, the relationship between all these parameters was established for further analysis.

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