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.

0.4

Gross FSI

0.7

Net FSI

47

%

Residential Land Area 

1.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

19.9

Washim

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

Dwelling Units

3898
ShukravarPeth

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 )

249

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 )

29.5

15

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

11

Area under public use 

%

%

%

KRUSHNA LAHOTI

The portfolio decodes the area in old city of Washim, one of the smallest districts in the state of Maharashtra. The pandemic brought up challenges in studying such a place. With limited online data available due to limited documentation of city, personal interviews and extensive surveys were conducted to fulfill the need and understand the story behind a diverse and historically rich precinct. The study comprises of analysis done to understand the evolution of the precinct with respect to the town and changing times and needs, in comparison to other similar contexts.

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