Urban Form & Sustainability- B.R. Balachandran, Managing Director, Alchemy Urban Systems

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Urban Form & Sustainability- B.R. Balachandran, Managing Director, Alchemy Urban Systems

  1. 1. Urban Form and Sustainability<br />B.R. Balachandran<br />alchemy urban systems (p) ltd.<br />www.alchemyurban.com<br />
  2. 2. Urban form<br />People, activities and systems for communication<br />
  3. 3. Land Use and Transport Integration<br />
  4. 4. What?<br />Aligning higher orderland use and greater densities along corridors of greater access and higher capacity<br />
  5. 5. Why?<br /><ul><li>Transit oriented development is smart and cool
  6. 6. Optimizes use of serviced urban land
  7. 7. Optimizes use of infrastructure, makes transportation systems viable and makes the city more eco-friendly</li></li></ul><li>How?<br /><ul><li>Declare higher FSI along mass transit routes
  8. 8. Tell people they can ‘TDR’</li></ul>… ExpectoIntegrum!!!<br />
  9. 9. How?<br />
  10. 10. How?<br />
  11. 11. THANK YOU<br />
  12. 12. REALLY?<br />
  13. 13. Planning for land use and transport integration<br /><ul><li>Undertake detailed micro-level planning exercises
  14. 14. Plan land uses
  15. 15. Plan density/FSI
  16. 16. Plan next level of road network</li></li></ul><li>FSI Regime<br />
  17. 17. Planning for land use transport integration <br />SOME ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES<br />It is possible to integrate principles of urban design and landscape design at this scale<br />There is more space in the public domain <br />Pedestrian pathways and bicycle tracks can be effectively integrated into street design<br />Plazas and community spaces can be created<br />Street vendors and hawkers can be integrated<br />
  18. 18. Strategies for implementation<br />Use land pooling mechanism with or without TDR<br />Land banks can be created for value accrual to authorities<br />Additional Development Rights can be sold<br />Create regulation to enable market action<br />Amalgamation/sub-division at strategic locations<br />Redevelopment with greater set-backs<br />Use participatory mechanisms and bring in land owners as equity partners in the process<br />Use land acquisition with active private sector participation, etc, etc, etc…<br />
  19. 19. It is lucrative to undertake land use and transport integration <br />Value accrual from<br />Sale of government land<br />Development Charges<br />Additional Development Rights<br />PimpriChinchwad Municipal Corporation’s revenue potential was about 7000 crores over 15 years<br />
  20. 20. THANK YOU<br />alchemy urban systems (p) ltd.<br />241, 5th C Main, 2nd block, HRBR Layout,<br />Bangalore – 560043 . Ph: 080 – 41614784<br />www.alchemyurban.com<br />

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