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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Introduction to Urban Planning

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


The course is meant primarily for Under graduate students to familiarize with the urban planning issues, objectives, framework, process, techniques and components. The subject also exposes the students about various planning legislation and norms. This subject is comprehensive subject which makes students learn about urban agendas and tools in very succinct manner and this subject is particularly useful for the students to prepare for the GATE Exam.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested LearnerPRE REQUISITE :NONESUPPORTED INDUSTRIES : Institute of Town Planning , All Planning Organizations and consultants, Government Planning Department Like Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Town and Country Planning Departments


1.Introduction : Need and Objective of Planning ; Evolution ofPlanning; Characteristics of settlements; Types of Plan and planning process   2. Problems and Issues of Urban areas : Land Use,Communication System, Slums, Sporadic growth and Conurbation   3. Planning Framework and process for various development plan: Planning process, components and techniques; Concept of Master Plan; its elements, preparation and implementation; Perspective Plan, Perspective plan , Zonal plan ;Participatory and inclusive planning   4.Planning Legislation : legislation as tools of plan implementation and development ; Review of Planning legislation in India , complaint and redress mechanism

Taught by

Prof. Harshit Sosan Lakra


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