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

0.7

Net FSI

40

%

Residential Land Area 

1.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

11.7

Ballari

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

Dwelling Units

2488
Patel Nagar

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 )

389

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 )

23.3

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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.

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Built Area 

78

Un-built Area

11

Area under public use 

%

%

%

PRACHI CHIRANIA

This portfolio focuses on understanding Ballari city from an urban lens. It emphsises on how the city grew organically around the fort located in the city core and how it attributes to the city fringes. As it has been continuously redeveloping from agricultural land to residential as the city keeps expanding to accomodate its rosong population and demands. It reflects on various aspects like infrastructure, public spaces, streets, built form, so on and its shortcoming. this portfolio further explores ehat kind of choices and tradeoffs Ballari allows its residents to make.

PORTFOLIO

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