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

0.7

Net FSI

6

%

Residential Land Area 

8.2

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

3.8

Agra

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

Dwelling Units

647
Sikandra

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 )

637

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 )

13.8

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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 

76

Un-built Area

12

Area under public use 

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AESHVRY RAJAURA

Mediocrity of fringes is a very common factor in Indian cities, most of the time in Industrial neighbourhoods. Industrial fringe of Sikandra in Agra is one such neighbourhood struggling with multiple issues such as inefficient solid waste management, inadequate water supply, absence of open public space or what not. This fringe is the result of a strategy adopted by the city development authorities to shift the economic base of the city from tourism to industrial. The portfolio examines various parameters of the Industrial Neighbourhood on fringe in Sikandra and analyzes them to understand the quintessential features of such a neighbourhood.

PORTFOLIO

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