Town Planning And Urban Management

I. Definition of Town Planning, Goals and objectives of Town Planning: Town
Planning as a multi-disciplinary approach and relationship of Town Planning with
other professions.
II. Historical Perspective of Urban Planning: Planning of historical towns in the
world. Examples of planned towns in Europe, Nile Valley region, Euphrates and
Tigris Valley region and Indus Valley region (Mohenjodaro, Harappa, Kot Diji and
Mehr Garh and Gandhara Civilization).
III. Urban Rural Differences and Hierarchy of Settlements: Urbanization and its
effects on the environment of urban areas.
IV. History of planning in Pakistan: 5 year plans, Regional Plans, Master Plans etc.

V. Managing Urbanization
 How to manage urbanization
 Best Practices
 Land use classification policy
 Building and development control
 Removal of encroachments
 Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
VI. Housing community and Economic Development: To prepare professionals with
the skills and knowledge of equitable development. Commitment to expanding
opportunities and providing quality of life for disadvantaged groups.
VII. Public Policy and Urban Design Management: Solving social and environmental
problems using:
a. Economics,
b. Policy analysis,
c. Political science and
d. Urban Design
VIII. Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Planning: How society conserves and
manages its natural resources and works to promote development, while conserving
and maintaining healthy environment.
IX. Urban Information Systems: Use of planning related software and spatial analysis
tools and systems e.g. GIS, SPSS etc.

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SUGGESTED READINGS

S.No.TitleAuthor
1.Introducing Town PlanningClara Greed
2.Introduction to Town and Country PlanningJohn Ratcliff
3.Town Planning for the Third WorldA.K. Bhatti
4.Contemporary Urban PlanningJ.M. Levy
5.Land Use, Planning, and ZoningPeter J. Loughlin,
6.Town and Country Planning in the UKJ.B. Cullingworth,
Vincent Nadin
7.Town Planning in PracticeRaymond Unwin,
8.World Cities and UrbanMike Janks
9.Urban Land Use PlanningPhilip R. B
10.Environmental Science: A Global ConcernWilliam P
11.Megacity Management in the Asian and
Pacific Region (Vol-2)
Stubbs, Jeffery Giles
Clarke
12.Dying Cities: Surviving the Urban JungleSomaiya N
13.Handbook on Urban SustainabilitySpringer
14.Emerald Cities – Urban sustainability and
Economics
Joan Fitzgerald
15.Growing Greener CitiesEugene Birch, Susan
Wachter
16.The Earth scan Reader in Sustainability CitiesDavid Sattethwaite
17.The Poverty CurtainDr. Mehboob –ul-Haq
18.Reflections on Human DevelopmentDr. Mehboob –ul-Haq
19.Smart CitiesAnthony Townsend

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