Addressing Spatial Disconnect

Street connectivityThe term “street connectivity” suggests a system of streets with multiple routes and connections serving the same origins and destinations. A well designed, highly connected network helps reduce the volume of trafficon major streets, improves pedestrian accessibility and ultimately improves livability in communities by providing parallel routes and alternative route choices. Local street connectivityContinue reading “Addressing Spatial Disconnect”

Cities dealing with it’s FSI policies

Currently, the base FSI in the Mumbai city is 1.33, which has now been modified and increased to 5 for commercial and 3 for residential spaces. While the base FSI for commercial development in Mumbai suburbs has been increased to 5. The FSI for residential spaces remains unchanged at 2.5. The FSI for commercial structuresContinue reading “Cities dealing with it’s FSI policies”

Heritage Responsive City: Case of Old city, Ahmedabad

Urban Heritage Precinct is referred to a living heritage embedded in urban settlements. It mainly includes architectural monuments, human habitat living in old houses, informal activities on streets, multifunctional usage of common plazas followed with traditional lifestyles and rituals. This research studies the unique habitat, by taking a case of Ahmedabad, India. Ahmadabad consists ofContinue reading “Heritage Responsive City: Case of Old city, Ahmedabad”

Counter magnet to decentralize a metropolitan city

Post-independence newly formed urban settlements were receiving support and facilities from their respective state government authorities and are developing faster than the mother cities. On this background the 1965 (MARG) article of Correa, Mehta and Patel distinctly stands out. It did not crave for limiting growth of Mumbai city but making room for its expansionContinue reading “Counter magnet to decentralize a metropolitan city”

Rise of New Urban settlements

The origin of New town concept has its roots in Garden city movement founded by Ebenezer Howard in the late 1800’s in Europe. A new town is a planned community mainly built in a previously undeveloped area (Ratoola Kundu, 2010). Conceived as a crucial instrument for balanced urbanization. New towns are being built considering a pragmaticContinue reading “Rise of New Urban settlements”

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