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Primary objective of the Land Use allocation is directed at conservation and protection of Auroville’s resources of land and water. Future development is to create an environment where the land is effectively used to the benefit of all residents whilst taking into consideration the water management needs and preservation of accessible green space.

URBAN AND GREEN ZONE Furthermore, a clear methodology defines the character of the future built environment in specific parts of the Sectors 1& 2. Using the concept of Roger Anger’s 1968 Master Plan as a basic framework, areas with different density, housing typologies and proportion of open space are identified. Accordingly, the Green Zones are located in the north-east parts of each sector and constitute up to 50% of the total area. The majority of the Green Zones are to remain uninhabited and allow for the free movement through the sectors. Yet, there is a provision for the development in the Green Zones with density specified in the further chapters, however any design proposal is to enhance and not dominate the qualities of this shared green area. To define further, Green Zone is a predominantly green space with a small number of cluster houses located in this generally accessible park. Green Zone residents will be acting as guardians of this park where the recreation grounds, Green Corridors, cyclepaths are shaping the character of the living environment. Cluster houses will not form closed compounds to avoid parceling out the land that is to be enjoyed by all residents - only a small amount of fenced off land directly adjacent to the housing unit will be permitted to provide privacy and security. UrbanZones,stretchingalongtheRadialsandtheCrown,there is a place where a true collective living environment of Auroville is to emerge.This socially vibrant and actively used urbanscape will havetheresidentialunitsinterwovenwiththemultipleopenpublic spaces, pedestrian routes, social amenities and meeting nodes. This will be an area where the day to day life of most residents will take place.The ground plane in the Urban Zone will become a publicdomainbothindoorsandoutdoors.Accordingly,theground floorofthefuturedevelopmentsistobeentirelygivenfortheactive publicuseoftheresidentsaccommodatingfortheneededfacilities serving the local community (residential units to be permitted at ground floor when accessibility is needed for the elderly or disabled) The height and F.A.R. guidelines will ensure a density that provides comfortable and climate responsive living conditions as wellassettingaframeworkforanaffordableinfrastructurenetwork and adequate open space and porosity. Moreover, the green spaces will penetrate the Urban Zones ensuring the presence of nature in this compact urban fabric, in the same time preserving the continuity of the Green Corridors (for more details on the Green Corridors refer to the Movement chapter). Moreover, the

Urban Zones will share a fully centralised infrastructure system, includingthe waste water,powerand surface watermanagement. The Green Zone areas will be self-sufficient and will require active managementbyresidents.Vehicularmobilitywillbelimitedacross the zones, but all inhabited areas will have access for service and emergency vehicles. The prescribed land usage and the resulting development parametersensurearesponsiblemanagementoflandresourcesfor thefutureofAurovillesimultaneouslysafeguardingtheemergence ofvariedtownscapewithneededopenandaccessible-to-allgreen space acting as the lungs of the city.

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The Land Use chapter is setting the foundation parameters that inform the remaining sections of the DDP. The following ground condition elements are taken into consideration: the existing built environment: structures, roads, paths, the current land ownership and the local geophysical features. Consequently, the existing developments, the South-East sloping topography, the existing green canopy, along with the soil properties and the resulting water percolation rates set basis for the development parameters prescribed for the Sectors 1 & 2.

Detailed Development Plan 2016 - Residential Zone Sectors 1 & 2

LAND USE STRATEGY

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Detailed Development Plan, Residential Zone, Auroville. Camilo José Cela University, Madrid 2016  

DDP provides practical implementation strategies for Auroville based on concepts of Roger Anger from the 1960s. The utopian ideals for Aurov...

Detailed Development Plan, Residential Zone, Auroville. Camilo José Cela University, Madrid 2016  

DDP provides practical implementation strategies for Auroville based on concepts of Roger Anger from the 1960s. The utopian ideals for Aurov...

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