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

1.9

Net FSI

72

%

Residential Land Area 

28.2

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

2.4

Jamnagar

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

Dwelling Units

478
Reliance Greens

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 )

630

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 )

20.3

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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 

90

Un-built Area

27

Area under public use 

%

%

%

KHUSHBU BASSI

A Symbiotic Relationship is said to exist between a city and its suburbs in which both of them benefit from each other. In order for a town or a city to become a system in dynamic equilibrium - or a self-sufficient entity ; it must reach into a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings. Urban sprawl is a low density edification phenomenon, that in recent years has been often driven by people�s demand and by real estate speculation. The portfolio looks upon three different case studies and deciphers the symbiotic relationship they maintain with their nearest urban centre

PORTFOLIO

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