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

1.3

Net FSI

43

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

13.1

Tenkasi

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

Dwelling Units

3272
Tenkasi

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 )

278

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 )

36.6

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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.

47

Built Area 

53

Un-built Area

17

Area under public use 

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%

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NITHYA RAVINDRA

An overview of observations and inferences made about a precinct in Tenkasi. Household surveys within the city is taken to understand the reasons behind the choices of the residents. The urban transformation over the past two decades mapped out with respect to the key determinants in the timeline that has caused the physical or social changes. The street network is surveyed to understand the vehicular route characteristics and the path for pedestrian movement. The influence of the market and the temple on the built form is explained through the characteristics of the structure type and its location.

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