Plan and Reality

Posted by histor on 11 March 2017 in German (Deutsch).

the barrio # 2 of Latina (Ciudad) [] was planed for 100 990 inhabitants on the 12,43 km² - means moderate 8982 inhabitants each km². Meanwhile roundabout 3090 houses there are buildt - most with 4 floors and ground floor and 12 or 24 flats in a house. Only few houses are smaller. So we can calculate 3090 * 15 flats are 46 350 flats in all. Let in each live 4 persons as average, so we get 185 400 possible inhabitants = 14 500 each km² (I hope, I did not miscalculate me).

O.k. - that is only a rough calculation. But it is to see, that 100 990 inhabitants are too few for this central dense urbanisated area. So now I set 170.990 for this area. Sure the “new” 70 000 inhabitants will be substracted in other barrios, to let the total inhabitants of Latina (Ciudad) on the same level.

So we can see, that the planed inhabitants can be fixed only after the step, that all houses are drawn

Comment from Leowezy on 11 March 2017 at 17:10

I noticed too that I somehow “reinvent” an area when I get serious with detailed building coverage etc. and that I then need to adjust my former population estimates. I really like your unique Latina town house style, and I think it not only helps you to get a better feel on population density, but also adds even more original contend and background to your country; for me these truly “new” elements make the difference between an OGF world that is just a scrambled version of the real world, and a thoughtful and deep fictional world that’s interesting to explorer. As a long term goal I want to come up with some more of these ideas for Kojo, things that might somewhat be reflected in the real world (like building types, language, food) but still bring something onto the map that you wouldn’t find in our real world, but that just intuitively makes sense in our little fictional universe.

Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 12 March 2017 at 11:37

I agree with Leowezy: ideas develop over time and its good to be able to adapt and adjust things like population after the detailed mapping. I find the Latina town houses really fascinating and in the detail of them in keeping with a bigger picture about your country. This way it moves towards becoming its own thing, rather than cobbled together bits and pieces from all over the real world. Very interesting.

Comment from histor on 12 March 2017 at 19:59

Thank you both for your friendly remarks. My next challenge then is the barrio # 3 in Latina with a more representativ image (Senat of Latina, Opera, Embassies).

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