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

0.7

Net FSI

67

%

Residential Land Area 

2.6

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

34.4

Rajkot

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

Dwelling Units

7470
University Road

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 )

463

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 )

17.3

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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 

69

Un-built Area

24

Area under public use 

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%

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KHEVNA VAISHNAV

Rajkot is one of the largest and rapid growing city of state Gujarat. Study of understanding the city and in depth understand the selected 1 square kilometre of precinct within the city.Decoding the layers based on theories of urban planning, the layers are analyzed based on Understanding history, street networks, land use and city density with blooming opportunity for livelihood. The precinct area is a great example of urban peripheral development, Precinct has major linkage to GIDC as source of income. Connectivity to development of area from agriculture to livelihood, relays on the node to industrial hub. Densification due to more horizontal structures led to development towards high rises, which makes University road one of the good localities in Rajkot to live.

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