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City and Metropolitan Planning

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Overview

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.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 01:- Definition and characteristics of Urban areas (Part I and II)
Week 02:- Implications of urbanization in India (Part I and II)
Week 03:- City in context of the Region (Part I and II)
Week 04:- Evolution of Cities (Part I, II and III)
Week 05:- Evolution of Cities (Part IV and V)
Week 06: New towns, counter magnets and satellite towns (Part I,II and III)
Week 07:- Peri urbanization, Inner cities
Week 08:- History of town Planning (Part I and II)
Week 09:- Planning Theories and Models (Part I,II and III)
Week 10:- Planning Approaches and Techniques (Part I,II and III)
Week 11:- Hierarchy of Plans – Regional plan and Master plan (Part I,II and III)
Week 12:- Hierarchy of Plans – Zonal plan, local area plan and layout plan (Part I,II)
Week 13:- Planning legislation – Acts, Policies, Missions and Schemes
Week 14:- Management of urban development
Week 15:- Financing Urban Development in India (Part I and II)

Taught by

Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri

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