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

1.2

Net FSI

39

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

16.4

Rajula

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

Dwelling Units

2735
Rajula

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 )

288

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 )

26.4

18

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.

32

Built Area 

68

Un-built Area

29

Area under public use 

%

%

%

YASIN KABARIA

The portfolio represents a detailed study of Rajula Precinct located in the Saurashtra region of Amreli district, Gujarat. The spatial extent of the town is 2.32 Sq.km area with a population of 38,489 as per census 211. The study is carried out on a square kilometre area located within the core part of the town which will analyses the overall urban character of the town. The information of this report is gathered through qualitative and quantitative methodologies by site walk-through, primary observations, documenting via photographs, mapping activities, and interacting with local people. The narrative of the portfolio is based on theme, �The Hybrid Urban Form of a 5 minute Neighborhood�. In which the study further discusses the understanding of the town through various topics.

PORTFOLIO

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