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ABOUT THE BOOK


Urban Planning is necessary, in any type of political set-up and economy, for organised growth and development. This book covers all the essential aspects of urban planning with case studies,
specially with reference to Indian conditions. The chapters include Ancient and Modern urban planning, Planning legislation, preparation of Development plan, Housing, Traffic and transportation,
Landscape design, Urban conservation and useful Planning standards. Most of the syllabus on urban planning has been covered for polytechnic, degree and post-graduate students.

It is also A Good (/books/A-Good) reference book for professional planners.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


M. Pratap Rao is a well qualified practicing Architect-Planner at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh with eighteen years experience in the field of architecture and urban planning. He obtained Bachelors
degree in Architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 1977 and Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning with first rank and gold medal from University of
Mysore, Mysore in 1981. He was given Research Award for excellence in architecture by Indian Institute of Architects in 1991 and VSF fellowship of Vastu Shilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad in 1995.
He participated and presented research papers in several seminars and published two books and twenty research papers in leading architecture urban planning journals.

He is an Associate member of Indian Institute of Architects, Institute of Town Planners India and Indian Institute of Interior Designers.

CONTENTS
Preface
About the Book (/books/book) List of Figures

I. INTRODUCTION
II. ANCIENT URBAN PLANNING
Ancient Cities - Egyptian Cities - Greek Cities - Roman Cities - Medieval Cities - Renaissance Cities

III. ANCIENT URBAN PLANNING IN INDIA :


Ancient Indian Cities - Ancient Urban Planning Rules in India - Indian Cities During Mughal Period

IV. MODERN URBAN PLANNING :


Industrial Revolution and its Impact - Modern Urban Planning Initiatives - Modern urban Planning Concepts - Case Study 1 : Radburn Layout in USA - Case Study 2 : Greater London Plan - Case
Study 3 : Brasilia - Modern urban Planning in India- Case Study 1: Chandigarh - Case Study 2: Gandhi (/books/gandhi) Nagar - Case Study 3: NALCO Township

V. URBAN PLANNING LEGISLATION :


Evolution - Important Committees - IDSMT Scheme - Important Sections of Land Acquisition Act - Case Study 1 : Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act - Cast Study 2 : Town and Country
Planning Act of U.K. - Existing Urban Planning Acts in India

VII. DEVELOPMENT PLAN :


The need - Goals and Objectives - Score and Contents - Procedure for Preparation - Plan Implementation - Public Participation - General Guidelines of Development Plan -Important Measures in
Development Plan - Zoning Regulations - Density of Population - Sub-Division Regulations - Floor area ratio (FAR) - Factors to be Considered in Development Plan - Case Study : Master Plan for
Delhi Perspective-2001 - Urban Landuse Classification - Graphic Expression
VII. HOUSING :
Importance of Housing - Housing Problems in India - National Housing Policy - Housing Agencies - Housing Finance (/books/finance) Institutions - National Housing Bank - HUDCO (/books/hudco) -
LIC - HDFC - Commercial Banks - Housing co-operatives - Neighbourhood Concept - The Concept - Case Study : Layout of a Sector in Gandhi Nagar - Residential Layout Planning - Slum Housing -
What is a slum -Case Study 1 : Calcutta Bustee Improvement Programme - Case Study 2 : Chennai Slum Clearance Scheme - Case Study 3 : New Delhi Jhuggi-Jhonpri Scheme - Case - Study 4 :
Mumbai Slum Improvement Scheme

VIII. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION :


Importance of Transportation - National Transportation Policy - Important Transport Components - Characteristics of Traffic - Transportation Planning Process - Survey Analysis and Model Building
- Forecasting - Evaluation - Surveys of Transportation Planning - Traffic Control at Junctions - Parking - Case Study : Hyderabad Traffic and Transportation study 1988

IX. LANDSCAPE DESIGN :


Importance of Landscape Design - National Building Code of India 1983 Guidelines - Greenbelts and Landscaping -Norms for Planting of Shrubs and trees - Landscape Design Process - Data
Collection - Preliminary Design - Final Design - Post Design - Case Study : Landscape Design of Chandigarh

X. URBAN CONSERVATION :
Pro-conservative Arguments-Anti-Conservation Arguments - Identification of heritage Buildings - Cast Study : Hyderabad Urban Conservation Study 1984

XI. PLANNING STANDARDS :


The Basic Framework - Distribution of Landuse - Developed area Average Densities - Work force - Proposed Landuse Structure of urban Centres in Plain Areas - Proposed Landuse Structure in hill
towns - Infrastructure - Physical Infrastructure - Water Supply - Water Requirement for Institutional Buildings - Water Requirement for Industrial units - Sewerage - Drainage - Electricity - Solid
waste Disposal - Social Infrastructure - Education Facilities -Health care Facilities - Socio-Cultural Facilities - Distribution Services - Police - Fire - Commercial Activity - Hierarchy of Commercial
Centres - Areas of Commercial Centres - Distribution of shops by type - Norms for Informal Sector Activities - Variations in norms and Standards by size of Settlement - Small Towns - Medium size
towns - Large and Metro Cities

XII. URBAN PLANNING TERMINOLOGY :


Apartment - Bench Mark - Building - Building bye-laws - Building Height - Building line - Building Setback - City -Contour - Coverage - Cul-de-sac - Development -Development area - Detached
Building - Dwelling - Dwelling unit - Elevation - Facade - Green belt - Habitable room - Infrastructure - Master Plan - Metropolitan city - Non-Conforming use - Obsolescence - Open space - Plinth
area - Primate city - Region - Real Estate - Right-of-way - Row Buildings - Ribbon Development - Semi-detached Building - Sewerage - Storey -Town - Urbanisation - Urban Agglomeration - Urban
Renewal - Urban Sprawl - Zone

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