April 2020 | Modelur
3 Important Indices Every Urban Designer And Planner Should Know

3 Important Indices Every Urban Designer and Planner Should Know

  • April 27, 2020

1.) Floor Area Ratio Floor Area Ratio (FAR), in some countries also known as Floor Space Index (FSI) is the ratio between the sum of floor area and the size of the development plot. We can calculate it by simply dividing the total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of  all buildings and the Plot Area. GFA includes private units and common areas and is assembled from the floor area, including the…

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How Denser Cities Can Be More Liveable

How Denser Cities Can Be More Liveable

  • April 8, 2020

Today’s society is facing lots of problems when it comes to cities, such as global warming, congestion, segregation, ... We witness rapid urbanization with limited resources, therefore one of the goals of sustainable development is increasing the density of cities. It is important to note that greater density does not equal better living. If we stack a ton of people on top of each other in a multi-story building, of…

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