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

0.4

Net FSI

81

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

10.8

Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality

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

Dwelling Units

2692
Rajpur

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 )

563

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

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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 

77

Un-built Area

30

Area under public use 

%

%

%

RAHUL MALLICK

Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality is one of the largest Municipality of West Bengal which is located in the southern fringes of Kolkata city and also this municipality is a major gateway of south 24 paragana district. It is the largest municipality under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA). Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality faces a sudden population growth during India Indo-Pak war 1971 because of huge number of migrants from East Pakistan and people from the surrounding rural areas of South 24 Parganas district choose their home in this municipality. The portfolio examines the major factors behind rapid growth and development of this city.

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