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

Net FSI

29

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

9.1

Modinagar

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

Dwelling Units

2115
Raj Chopla

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 )

135

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 )

19.8

17

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.

37

Built Area 

63

Un-built Area

25

Area under public use 

%

%

%

RHYTHM JAISWAL

The following portfolio studies the urban aspects of Modi Nagar with respect to the land form and built development and how connectivity helped in the development of the city which helps us understand the present condition of the city. After the fall of the Modi Empire, the industries soon started to close which led to people losing their jobs because of which they started looking for employment opportunities in nearby cities. Modi Nagar is a city which has been transformed from an industrial city to an urban agglomeration. Over the years the city has developed along the major Delhi-Meerut road and it also provided the needed economic support for the development.

PORTFOLIO

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