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.

0.3

Gross FSI

1

Net FSI

47

%

Residential Land Area 

0

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

0

Thane

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

Dwelling Units

3372
ThaneStation

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 )

577

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 )

13.6

22

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.

30

Built Area 

70

Un-built Area

38

Area under public use 

%

%

%

SEN PRIYANKA HEMSHANKAR SHIKHA

The study focuses on the development which happened in the city center of Thane within an area of 1sq.km . The noticeable transformation over time which led to the development of the vicinity around the Thane railway station. Combination of Build development and the surrounding ecological factors. The upcoming secondary business district in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region so the expansion opportunities which has taken place over the years. The observations and inferences are based on the area of study.

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