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Faculty of Planning


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Faculty of Planning

  1. 1. The Planning Program @ CEPT
  2. 2. Faculty of Planning • The Faculty of Planning was established in 1972 as School of Planning, to prepare professionals who would work towards sustainable, equitable and orderly development of human settlements. • Graduates would contribute to development through facilitating better access to land and housing, infrastructure services and employment opportunities in urban and regional space. • The endeavor has been to educate and train professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, and the ability to work from the local to the regional. • Faculty of Planning offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs leading to • Bachelor of Planning and • Master of Planning Degrees. 2
  3. 3. Visiting the current planning issues 4 Urban Planning Issues in Transitional and Developing Countries Main elements of desirable role of urban planning (Planning interventions/Approaches/tools) Urbanization and demographic trends Housing, water supply and sanitation needs Manage Urban development process Spatial and built form related needs of multicultural cities Educational, training, sports and recreational needs of youth City size and spatial form (suburbanization, peri- Trunk infrastructure, urbanization, metropolitanization) Effective planning and governance Innovative ways of dealing with informality Urban economic contexts Urban poverty Informality Facilitating livelihoods through local economic development Community empowerment Public and private sector partnerships to improve local economy Flexible land use management Vulnerability to natural and human disasters Land-use planning, building codes, protecting critical infrastructure rehabilitation of human settlements increasing overall resilience Institutional and professional capacity Revisiting directive and regulatory aspects of plans Prioritizing Urban policy at national scale Decentralization of planning functions Monitoring and evaluation of urban plans
  4. 4. The Definition and Role of Planning Planner = Who? 5 Competences •Should be able to read and analyze a neighborhood, city or region. A planner should be able to articulate an areas problems, identify forces of change acting upon it and be able to see its potential. •Should know how to listen to and understand residents’ problems and aspiration and help to articulate them better •Must be able to decipher the politics of a place so as to be able facilitate compromises, agree upon priorities, formulate agendas and build consensus •Should have presentation and rhetorical skills to be able to convince people and build consensus •Should be able to view habitats comprehensively while appreciating the specificity of their various dimensions; shift between details and the big picture •Should know strategies and solutions that have been tried across the world in solving similar problems. •Envision an alternative futures, communicate it and build consensus around it •Decide in the face of uncertainty; decide by making trade offs; decide within resource constraint •Build a comprehensive road map to realize the vision agreed upon; delineate a set of implementable projects, programs and regulations •Should be able to work in teams and, when required, lead them.
  5. 5. 6 The Bachelors Program
  6. 6. 7 Competences •Value and paradigm •Imagining future (predictive) •Problem identification (diagnostic) •Allocator/ distributor of resources •Decision-making •Animating local processes •Negotiations •Regulation to reduce dominance of special interest groups •Evaluation
  7. 7. Course Structure 8 Genres of Core Courses Generalist Planner to be taught A.core ( multidisciplinary ) concepts, B.skills / techniques and C.introductory thematic /specialization courses A. Skills / Techniques/ Methods Quantitative & qualitative research methods Spatial skills & GIS Communication Skills : Visual, Written, Spoken Negotiations & Decision making : Participatory tools Program & Project Evaluations B. Concepts Planning History & Theory Sociology Economics Politics & Governance of Planning Development & Public Finance Professional practice and Ethics Ecology & Environment Physical Environment C. Thematic / Specialization Housing, Environmental Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Transportation, Rural development
  8. 8. The Undergraduate Program Mandatory Programme , 160 Cr (80%) Elective Programme , 40 Cr (20%) Sem. 2 Specialization Concepts/ Practice Core Concepts Skills Sem.1 9 Internship Thesis B.Plan
  9. 9. The Undergraduate Program Courses    A. Skills/  Methods /  Techniques 10 Course Theme Course Content Quantitative and  Statistical and Quantitative Methods (Concepts, tutorials & qualitative methods  software) (also field techniques) Qualitative methods Spatial skills and GIS Surveying & Levelling Geo Information in Planning (Concepts, tutorials and software CAD, GIS) Communication skills, Visual Communications (Technical Drawing, Graphical techniques, free hand sketching, software) Written & Spoken proficiency *  Negotiations &  Participatory methods Decision making Program & Project  evaluation Project Formulation: Appraisal and Management
  10. 10. The Undergraduate Program Courses B. Concepts Development Economics Planning theory Elements of Economics Urban & Regional Economics Urban & Regional location theories, land use & transport theories, demography Planning process & Development paradigms Urban and planning Settlement History History Sociology Settlement Sociology / Human Ecology Politics & Politics, Public administration & Institutions,, Urban Governance of Management, Planning Legislation Planning Development & Public/Urban Finance Public finance Professional ethics – Professional practice, human values & ethics planning practice Ecology and Ecology, Resources & sustainable Development Environmental Planning Environment Physical Planning & Building structures, materials & principles of construction Built environment Culture, Climate & Technology in built Environment, Environment Design 11
  11. 11. The Undergraduate Program Courses C. Thematic / Housing Introduction to Housing, Housing & Community Planning, Specialization  Planning & Management of Informal Settlements Courses Infrastruct Introduction to Urban Infrastructure Planning : Urban utilities,   ure  Traffic & Transportation Planning Electives  Real Estate Planning & Management, Urban Renewal ,Urban Environmental Services etc. etc.   Transportation modelling, Sustainable Urban Development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Spatial Statistics etc. etc… 12
  12. 12. 13 The Masters Program
  13. 13. The Existing Program 2 Years, 4 Semesters, 100 Intake Professional Degree (Masters in Planning)
  14. 14. Relook at the Existing Program 2 Years, 4 Semesters, 100 Intake Professional Degree (Masters in Planning) Restructured Program
  15. 15. The Student gets Masters in Planning with a Major in Urban and Regional Planning
  16. 16. The Student gets Only Masters in Planning Degree
  17. 17. The Student gets • Only M. Plan Degree Major in URP and Minor in Housing
  18. 18. Urban and Regional Planning Domain Courses 1Urban & Regional Infrastructure System2Built Form and Land Use planning3Urban and Regional TransportationA urban planning Studio- (Development planning & Strategies at city scale)- 8 Credits 1 Regional Planning & Development 2 Rural Development 3 Political science & governance B Regional planning Studio( planning & Strategies at Regional scale)8 Credits 28
  19. 19. Environment Domain Courses  Environmental Planning and Science (Sem II)  Energy, Climate Change and Development (Sem III)  Environment and Quality of Life (Sem III)  Natural Resources Management (Sem II)  Environmental Economics (Sem III)  Environment and Social Impact Assessment (Sem III) Environmental Legislation, Administration and Governance (Sem II) 29
  20. 20. Housing Domain Courses Fundamentals of Housing Built Form and Land Use Planning Housing Economics and Finance Housing Programme and Project Development & Evaluation Land Development and Management Practices Urban Development and Real Estate 30
  21. 21. Housing Domain Courses  Environmental Planning and Science (Sem II)  Energy, Climate Change and Development (Sem III)  Environment and Quality of Life (Sem III)  Natural Resources Management (Sem II)  Environmental Economics (Sem III)  Environment and Social Impact Assessment (Sem III) Environmental Legislation, Administration and Governance (Sem II) 31
  22. 22. Urban Infrastructure Domain 32
  23. 23. Urban Transport Domain Transport Planning and Modelling •Overview of urban transport system •Transport planning and its linkage with land use planning •Transport Planning Process- Policies and Plans •Transport data collection and analysis •Demand forecasting 33 Transport Infrastructure Planning and Design •Design of streets & intersections •Planning & design of infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists •Design of multi-modal public transport infrastructure, such as interchanges, terminals, depots, workshops, and turnarounds. Public Transport Planning Transport Finance •Different PT modes •PT network planning principles •Performance measurements •Legislations governing the urban public transport sector •Financial Analysis and viability analysis of transport projects •Financing options • Case analysis of different type of transport projects Transport Economics •True costs of transport and to measure them. •Transport demand & supply concepts •Costing & pricing of transport •Economic appraisal principles and transport regulation.