Vyas Prachiben Nitin

UR3003

Towards a less polarized city

Historically, the planning system has been oriented towards servicing the elite developments, as opposed to redistributing benefits in an equitable manner. The consequences of the authoritarian top down approach can be seen in the regular floods and diminishing mangrove cover.. Hence, the project aims at reducing the polarization within Andheri. Further looking at open space as the main protagonist, the principles and strategies derived have been implemented along with the constraint regulations in order to gain an understanding of the role that regulations play in the urban fabric.


Report Content

City Matrix- Understanding the impacts and responses of various policies implemented at city level, post-independence.

City Profile- Understanding the existing networks and demographics of Mumbai.

Manifesto- Problematizing what went wrong with the planning process.

Strategies to be implemented in order to achieve a less polarized city.

Structural plan iterations

Urban condition 1 (Relation of O.S & Streets) - showing the changes in the urban condition after implementing the constraint regulations

Urban condition 2 (Relation of 0.S, Built & Streets) - showing the changes in the urban condition after implementing the constraint regulations

Urban condition 3 (Relation between O.S, Streets & Bus Depot) - showing the changes in the urban condition after implementing the constraint regulations

Urban condition 3 (Relation between O.S & surrounding land use) - showing the changes in the urban condition after implementing the constraint regulations

Comparison Matrix - Comparing all the urban conditions and coming to a conclusion in the form of a suggested approach when it comes to the relation between open-street & open-built.