FSI Debate Archive

  • The Great FSI Debate : Increasing FSI improves housing solutions

    The minimal FSI currently exists in the Island city of Mumbai and its Suburbs is surely affecting the city’s housing sector and quality of life of people living there. The city boasts one of the highest population influxes (12 million population-highest in India) than any...

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  • The Great FSI Debate : Indian Cities & the Shanghai Fascination

    This is emerging as a series on how Indian Cities perform and think on foreign urban solutions to local problems. While the BRT continues to draw mixed responses, there is another city-changing idea in the pipeline. This time the urban development minister ‘moots’ the idea...

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  • The Great FSI Debate: Use FSI in a holistic manner.

    Density is good for any city for several reasons: better connectivity, smaller carbon footprint and more improved mixed-used development. And Mumbai stands at an advantage for all these reasons but we are still getting it wrong. The density has never been used as planning tool...

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  • The Great FSI Debate: Benefits of Urban Density

    Mumbai is one of the most populated cities in the world living on a tiny footprint, as compared to its international peers. The statistics and unique and shocking- a FSI or living space/household of 2.8 sqm and public open-space/ person less than 1sqm. Mumbai’s  current...

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  • The Great FSI Debate: FSI versus Quality of Life

    Floor Space Index is a tool for optimum ‘land consumption’ and ‘building density’. There is an on-going discussion about vertical cities and increasing FSI three or four times in India cities, which are primarily cities ‘ground level cities’ till now. To do judicious and optimum...

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