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.

0.3

Gross FSI

0.9

Net FSI

54

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

10.3

Baruipur

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

Dwelling Units

2350
Railgate

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 )

309

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 )

36.6

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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.

28

Built Area 

72

Un-built Area

35

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ARIJIT DHAR

The unregulated development of suburban cities around the big cities is nothing new in a country like India. In the mid-19th century, the Kolkata city border started expanding giving birth to such suburban cities. Baruipur, a Kolkata centric satellite town is one such example which is located at the southernmost edge of the KMDA area. The city has evolved from its origin around two anchor points, one is the railway station and other is the Kulpi road that connects Baruipur to Kolkata. The portfolio focuses on understanding the evolution, street network, built form and land development of the neighbourhood drawn through primary survey and telephonic conversations with locals.

PORTFOLIO

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