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.

1.2

Gross FSI

1.6

Net FSI

73

%

Residential Land Area 

3

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

37.2

Navi Mumbai

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

Dwelling Units

9071
Vashi

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 )

598

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 )

20.2

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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 

72

Un-built Area

18

Area under public use 

%

%

%

KEERTHANA JAYASEELAN

The portfolio is a study on Vashi, which is a neighbourhood in Navi Mumbai. The intention of this portfolio is to understand the planned physical environment of Vashi and its relation with the socio-economic growth of the precinct. For the purpose of this portfolio 1sqm of this neighbourhood is going to represent Vashi, and will be referred to as a precinct. The sequence followed in the portfolio helps the reader have some context for the observations and analysis. The observations for the portfolio will be supported with various analyses drawn from geospatial (GIS) plotting, primary and secondary surveys.

PORTFOLIO

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