About the Book:
India’s 7936 cities and towns with 377 million urban populations provide
60 per cent of the GDP and 70 per cent of the jobs. However, the lack of planning
has resulted in poor urban infrastructure services, housing, transport and environment.
To meet these challenges, it is necessary to understand the history, principles,
concepts and practices of planning as an interdisciplinary subject. The book
Urban and Regional Planning: A Practical Guide provides a pathway that aligns
with the socio-economic, environmental and technological aspects. Written in
a simple language with several illustrations, the book is a comprehensive guide
for the students and practitioners of planning, architecture and engineering.
Preface | 1. Introduction: Urban & Regional Planning | 2. Urban
Policies and Programmes | 3. Planning Surveys, Mapping and Analysis | 4. Policy
Planning Reforms | 5. Urban Land Policy | 6. Strategic and Local Planning |
7. Rural Development Planning | 8. Planning Process and Techniques | 9. Development
Control Regulations and Building Bye-Laws | 10. Environmental Planning | 11.
Greens and Public Spaces | 12. Planning the Social Infrastructure | 13. Adaptation
and Mitigation to Climate Change | 14. Planning a Disaster Resilient Habitat
| 15. Housing for All | 16. In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation and Housing Design |
17. Sustainable Urban Transport | 18. Towards Clean Air | 19. Clean and Renewable
Energy | 20. Access to Clean Water | 21. Sustainable Urban Drainage and Sanitation
| 22. Solid Waste Management | 23. Resources for Urban Development | 24. Legal
Framework for Planning | Bibliography | Index
About the Author:
A K Jain as Commissioner (Planning), Delhi Development Authority, worked on
the Master Plan for Delhi-2021, National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy, National
Urban Transport Policy and various urban projects. He was a member of the Committee
constituted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to review the Delhi
Development Act. As a member of UN Habitat (HS Net) he contributed to its various
reports. He is a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Environmental
Studies (UK) and is author of several books. He is visiting faculty in Planning
and Architecture. He was awarded 2nd Urban Professional Award 2014 at World
Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia and IBC Lifetime Achievement Award (2016).