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Introduction to town planning


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Introduction to town planning

  1. 1. Le Corbusier’s Paris AR 0416, Town Planning & Human Settlements, Lutyen’s New Delhi INTRODUCTION TOLucio Costa’s Brasilia TOWN PLANNING AND PLANNING CONCEPTS CT.Lakshmanan B.Arch., M.C.P.
  3. 3. TOWN PLANNING“A city should be built to giveits inhabitants security and “A place where menhappiness” – Aristotle had a common life for a noble end” – Platopeople have the right to thecity Town planning a mediation of space; making of a place
  4. 4. WHAT IS TOWN PLANNING ?The art and science of ordering theuse of land and siting of buildingsand communication routes so as tosecure the maximum practicabledegree of economy, convenience,and beauty.An attempt to formulate the principlesthat should guide us in creating acivilized physical background for humanlife whose main impetus is thus …foreseeing and guiding change.
  5. 5. WHAT IS TOWN PLANNING ?An art of shaping and guiding the physicalgrowth of the town creating buildings andenvironments to meet the various needssuch as social, cultural, economic andrecreational etc. and to provide healthyconditions for both rich and poor to live, towork, and to play or relax, thus bringingabout the social and economic well-beingfor the majority of mankind.
  6. 6. WHAT IS TOWN PLANNING ?• physical, social and economic planning of an urban environment• It encompasses many different disciplines and brings them all under a single umbrella.• The simplest definition of urban planning is that it is the organization of all elements of a town or other urban environment.Physical Ecological
  7. 7. IF PLANNING WAS NOT THERE?• Uneven & Chaotic development – contrasting urban scenario• Mixed Landuse – Industries springing up in residential zones• Congested Transportation Network – overflowing traffic than expected CONTRASTING URBAN SCENARIO
  8. 8. ROLE OF PLANNERS• Consider – “human communities are always in the process of changing”• Recognize – “the complexity of communities• Concern – about the future Growth of the city
  9. 9. AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF TOWN PLANNING• to create and • social, economic, • To preserve the promote healthy cultural and individuality of the conditions and recreational town environments for amenities etc. all the people – • To preserve the • Recreational aesthetics in the• to make right use amenities - open design of all elements of the land for the spaces, parks, of town or city plan, right purpose by gardens & zoning playgrounds, town• to ensure orderly halls stadiums, development community centers,• to avoid cinema houses, and encroachment of theatres one zone over the other HEALTH CONVENIENCE BEAUTY
  10. 10. IDENTIFICATION PLANNING PROCESS DEFINING THE& DEFINITION OF OBJECTIVES PROBLEM To regulate growth , to nullify the bad effects of DATA past growth, to improve the transportation facilities, to optimize the resources utilization, to COLLECTION balance population and economic activities, to Studies & Surveys promote social integration among different Identification of trend and direction of categories, to promote a convenient comfortable, growth, Traffic survey, Study on beautiful and healthy environment. demography, Climate, Resources and other potentials Demographic projection & DATA In the form of study FORECAST forecasting based on migration, maps, graphs,ANALYSIS charts, etc and long ING employment, industrialisation and term & short term urbanisation objectives are identified FIXING THE Preparation of development plans, PRIORITIES formulation of zones, alteration to the existing zoning regulations, widening DESIGN Identification of priorities based of roads etc on the need, importance and urgency Implementation by the suitable authorities , within REVIEW, EVALUATION & IMPLEMENTATION time & must satisfy all the required obligations FEEDBACK Monitoring by periodical inspections, feedbacks & review reports.
  11. 11. URBAN & RURAL INDIAUrban Area – Census of India• all places with a municipality, corporation, cantonment board or notified town area committee;• all other places which has features as – a minimum population of 5000; – at least 75% of the male working population engaged in non- agricultural pursuits and – a density of population of at least 400 persons per sq. km. and predominantly urban way of life (urbanism)Apart from urban area & urban agglomerationrest is considered as Rural Area.
  12. 12. URBAN & RURAL INDIACENSUS CLASSIFICTION OF TOWNS & CITIES Class of Range of Population No. of Towns Cities/Towns (Census of India) Class I 100,000 and above 393 Class II 50,000 to 99,999 401 Class III 20,000 to 49,999 1151 Class IV 10,000 to 19,999 1344 Class V 5,000 to 9,999 888 Class VI Below 5,000 191Report of National Commission on Urbanization, vol. One
  13. 13. TYPES OF SURVEYS REGIONAL TOWN SURVEYS SURVEYSdone over a region dealing with done at much small  PHYSICAL FACTORS like scale and apart from topography, physically difficult the above data land, geology, landscape etc. collected from the  PHYSICAL ECONOMIC regional surveys it FACTORS like agricultural value of the land, mineral also includes resources and water gathering • LANDUSE SURVEYS lands, areas with public • DENSITY SURVEYS services, transportation linkages etc. • SURVEYS FOR THE  SOCIAL ECONOMIC AGE AND FACTORS like areas of CONDITION OF THE influence of towns and BUILDINGS villages, employment, • TRAFFIC SURVEYS population changes etc • OTHER SOCIAL SURVEYS
  14. 14. SURVEYING TECHNIQUES• SELF SURVEYS - mailing questionnaires to the persons to be surveyed• INTERVIEWS - by asking questions to the people to be surveyed• DIRECT INSPECTION - when the surveyor himself inspects the situations concerned• OBSERVERS PARTICIPATION - when the observer himself participate in acquiring the data required
  15. 15. SURVEYING TECHNIQUES SCALES FOR STRUCTURING QUESTIONNAIRE• NOMINAL where there is no ordering, like asking of sex, age, employment in any particular service etc.• ORDINAL where there is a specific order of choices like asking of priorities, housing conditions, climate etc.• INTERVAL where an interval of time is given importance like time taken to shift from LIG housing to MIG housing, time interval to change from two wheelers to four wheelers etc. this provides an yardstick of measurements
  16. 16. SURVEYING TECHNIQUES Sample Size – number of personsSELECTION OF selected for conducting the surveySAMPLES Sample – persons that are included• More disastrous in the survey results - of poor information, larger TYPES OF sample size is SAMPLES required.• For varied expected • SIMPLE RANDOM SAMPLING - selecting samples at random without any responses - larger criteria to select the samples sample size is • SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING -selection of required. the Kth element along a particular street,• Larger the total where k can be any number population, smaller • STRATIFIED SAMPLING - making of a the percentage of homogenous listing of the different sects the population are of the population and collecting a certain percentage at random from each sect required to be • CLUSTERED SAMPLING - when surveyed. samples are selected from clusters and not from a homogeneous listing
  17. 17. DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANSStructural Comprehensive Developmentalplan plan plan• A structure plan • The • means a plan for is one that singles out the development for attention of comprehensive or re- certain aspect of the plan seeks to combine in development or environment usually one document the improvement of the the land-uses, the main prescriptions for all area within the movement systems aspects of city jurisdiction of a and the location of development. planning authority critical facilities and • It includes an analysis of • It includes a buildings. the city’s economy, its regional plan,• Such a plan aims to demographic master plan, influence certain key characteristics, and the detailed vocational decisions history of its spatial development plan while recognizing that development as a and a new town there are many other things that can’t and preface to plan for how development plan perhaps should not be the city should evolve decided at the outset. over 20 year period