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.

0.4

Gross FSI

0.7

Net FSI

62

%

Residential Land Area 

3.8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

8

Ponnani

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

Dwelling Units

1547
Ponnani

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 )

472

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 )

29.4

10

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.

20

Built Area 

80

Un-built Area

10

Area under public use 

%

%

%

LAKSHMI R

Ponnani is an ancient seaport and heritage city located on the outskirts of Malappuram district, Kerala. The precinct is located 3.5km away from the city which is closer to the seaport. The precinct is organically developed with local roads homogenous building typology and dense vegetation. The predominant factor that influenced the development is the socio-cultural factor that Ponnani holds. The socio-culture aspect is impacting the built and land development, jobs, and also in the choice of transportation. This portfolio attempts to capture the unique cultural configuration that supported with various analyses from GIS, primary and secondary surveys.

PORTFOLIO

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