Township Modeling

For the current study, AutoCAD software (2012 version) was used for designing and drafting all of the building units and land planning. The layout plan, showing the placement of various buildings in the proposed township, is drawn to scale. Another plan, showing mobility planning to reach various areas across the township, is also drawn to scale. The 3-D view of the proposed township is also designed to scale.

Layout Plan and 3-D Model

Developing the 3-D model and layout plan are some of the main parts of the study. The 3-D model represents residential area segregation based on income group distribution. The plotted development area with individual plots for HIG housing is located toward the lower right corner of the proposed township, around ample open spaces. On the lower left corner, high-rise apartments for MIG housing are proposed, close to commercial buildings. A concentration of commercial buildings is proposed at the center of the township with

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accessibility from the main road. A large pocket of green area in the upper left corner of the township is reserved for regional recreational activities and future development. The upper right corner area of the proposed township is intended for housing LIG and EWS together. A mixed-use development area is located within walking distance of LIG and EWS housing to minimize daily travel time. Figure 4.1 illustrates a conceptual 3-D view of the proposed township. The segregation of residential areas based on income group and the location of nonresidential buildings and areas is shown in Figure 4.2.


Three-dimensional view of the proposed township.


Layout plan of the proposed township.

Mobility Plan

Mobility planning envisages achieving adequate road connectivity across the township and looks for efficient sustainable transport systems. For the purpose of mobility planning, three mobility zones are proposed, considering the distance from the center of the township. A rectangular inner mobility zone varies from 200 to 300 m in walking distance, for providing access to commercial buildings located at the center of the township. A middle mobility zone varies between 300 and 500 m from the center of the township where transportation will be done through electric battery vehicles. The outer mobility zone falls beyond 500 m, where transportation will be by bus and private vehicle. Figure 4.3 describes the mobility plan for the proposed township.

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