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.

0.6

Gross FSI

1

Net FSI

42

%

Residential Land Area 

1.8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

8.5

Satna

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

Dwelling Units

1674
Semariya Chowk

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 )

462

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 )

20.9

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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.

29

Built Area 

71

Un-built Area

31

Area under public use 

%

%

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ANANYA JAIN

The portfolio encompasses the inferences derived out of the study of a 1 km2 area of Semariya Chowk located in the city of Satna, Madhya Pradesh, as part of Understand the City studio. It gives an overview of the chowk and covers the process of evolution and tranformation of the urban development. It captures the various aspects of demography, built form, streets and other urban development elements. The study focuses on the formation of a public space around Semariya Chowk in a highway oriente dvelopment.

PORTFOLIO

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