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

1.2

Net FSI

61

%

Residential Land Area 

17.2

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

4.8

Kollam

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

Dwelling Units

1168
Paravoor

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 )

499

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 )

19.3

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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.

19

Built Area 

81

Un-built Area

11

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ANU AJITH

As part of Foundation Studio, the students are assigned a municipality or area under higher tier of governance, nearest to our home. Within the given area of governance, one square kilometre area is selected as our precinct area. We have to have understanding on the social, cultural, economic, environmental and infrastructural condition of the area, as base study before we explore more of the same. This helps us in better understanding and analysis of the area and its characters.

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