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.

1.4

Gross FSI

1.9

Net FSI

44

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

19.3

Udaipur

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

Dwelling Units

3787
Old City

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 )

308

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 )

30.8

23

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.

60

Built Area 

40

Un-built Area

22

Area under public use 

%

%

%

NIKITA SHARMA

The study area of Old City, Udaipur is the one which has been greatly influenced by the past and its traces can be seen in the present like the caste based settlements which further impacts the social life of the people living in the precinct. Its diverse streets and land use pattern increases the footfall throughout the day. Due to the tourists coming in the city, the markets and cafes in the precinct are highly affected and further increases traffic issues. The precinct is very different from the one present in the periphery. The topography also plays an important role.

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