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City and Metropolitan Planning

CEC and School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi via Swayam


The objective of the course is to impart knowledge related to planning of urban settlements. Considering the scale, typology hierarchy and the complexity pertaining to growth and development of Indian cities and the present inadequate capacity for planning the cities, this course would impart knowledge related to urbanization, city region linkages, planning history, theory, techniques of planning, concepts and approaches, processes, planning and development policies, types of plans, implementation of plans, projectization of these plans and case studies supplementing various aspects.

Upon Completion of this course, students will:
  • Understand the dichotomy between the urban and natural environment and resources
  • Understand the significance of city-region linkages and inter-dependence.
  • Understand the complex nature of issues, process specifically at metro and mega cities scale.
  • Understand how to develop indicators to measure various environmental, social and economic qualities of urban areas.
  • Be familiar with concepts such as climate change, green infrastructure, transit oriented development
  • Be familiar with approaches to human settlement planning
  • Be familiar with major urban policies and programmes at various levels and how they impact a city’s development.
  • Be familiar with acts and legal tools relevant to city planning.
  • Be familiar with finance and management aspects of urban development.



Week 01:- Definition and characteristics of Urban areas

Week 02:- Urbanization

Week 03:- City in context of the Region

Week 04:- Evolution of Settlements- Part I

Week 05:- Evolution of Settlements- Part II

Week 06:- History of Town Planning

Week 07:- Emerging trends in Planning- Part I

Week 08:- Emerging trends in Planning- Part II

Week 09:- Hierarchy of Plans

Week 10:- Plans and policies

Week 11:- Planning Techniques- Part I

Week 12:- Planning Techniques- Part II

Week 13:- Management of urban development- Part I

Week 14:- Management of urban development- Part II

Week 15:- Financing Urban Development in India (Part I and II)

Taught by

Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri

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