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32nd Edition 2023
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Pages : 348 + 20 = 368
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This 32nd revised and enlarged edition explains the general principles of the subject of Town Planning in the branch of civil engineering and architecture. The subject matter is expressed in a simple language and practical manner. The treatment is clear, methodical as well as interesting and easy to follow. Plenty of new matter, topics reshuffled with inclusion of plenty of new matter, useful tables and figures. Three new chapters have been added. So many chapters are rearranged and re-grouped.

The outline of the book is:

Chapter 1 deals with Introduction to town planning which includes the topics such as objects, principles, necessity of town planning and many more.

Chapter 2 – “Town planning in India (Ancient to Modern Times)” is newly added with detail description. The topic of “Planning of the modern town” is carved nicely by adding many different aspects of town development.

Chapter 3 – “Smart city” is newly added, which is a new concept. It discusses the topics on meaning of the terms; elements or components of smart city; planning and policy framework of smart city; smart city index; India’s vision for smart cities, Smart city projects of the world, etc.

Chapter 4 – “Re-planning existing towns” is thoroughly revised and enlarged. In this chapter we have discussed in detail, how an existing town can be converted to a smart city by implementing modern technology for solving major issues like, transport, parking, pollution, waste management, traffic problems, etc.

Chapter 5 – “Town planning and Survey Methods”, includes the topics of drone survey method; total station survey method and Geographic Information System (G.I.S.).

Chapter 6 – “Town planning scheme (DP-TP mechanism) is newly added. Focus on DP-TP mechanism; land pooling or land readjustment (LP/LR) are given. These new topics are absolute requirements of present day town planning projects.

Chapter 7 – “Development plan or Master plan” is thoroughly revised and enlarged using latest information, rules and regulations provided in Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 (GTPUD, 1976).

Chapter 8 – “Building bye-laws” highlights the general bye-laws applied by the local authorities of the towns or cities.

Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 – zoning; housing; public buildings; industries; slums; parks and playgrounds respectively discuss about basic concepts of town planning.

Chapters 15 and 16 – “Urban roads” and “Traffic management” respectively, are thoroughly revised according to latest I.R.C. code.

The book now in its 16 chapters it contains:

* 150 Self-explanatory neat diagrams
*   18 Useful tables and
* 306 Questions at the end of the chapters.

The book should prove to be extremely useful to the Civil Engineering and Architecture students preparing for the Degree Examinations of all the Indian Universities, Diploma Examinations conducted by various Boards of Technical Education, Certificate Courses as well as for the A.M.I.E., U.P.S.C., G.A.T.E., I.E.S. and other similar competitive and professional examinations. It should also prove of interest to the practising professionals.

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Content

1 : INTRODUCTION
2 : TOWN PLANNING IN INDIA (ANCIENT TO MODERN TIMES)
3 : SMART CITY
4 : RE-PLANNING EXISTING TOWNS
5 : TOWN PLANNING SURVEYS AND METHODS
6 : TOWN PLANNING SCHEME [DP-TP MECHANISM]
7 : DEVELOPMENT PLAN OR MASTER PLAN
8 : BUILDING BYE-LAWS
9 : ZONING
10 : HOUSING
11 : PUBLIC BUILDINGS
12 : INDUSTRIES
13 : SLUMS
14 : PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
15 : URBAN ROADS
16 : TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Content Details

CHAPTER 1     INTRODUCTION

1-1.       General
1-2.       Evolution of planning
1-3.       Objects of town planning
1-4.       Economic justification for town planning
1-5.       Principles of town planning
1-6.       Necessity of town planning
1-7.       Origin of towns
1-8.       Growth of towns
1-8-1.    Growth of towns according to origin
1-8-2.    Growth of towns according to direction
1-9.       Classification of stages in town development
1-10.     Personality of town
1-11.     Distribution of land uses
1-12.     Forms of planning
1-13.     Site for an ideal town
1-14.     Requirements of new towns
QUESTIONS 1

CHAPTER 2     TOWN PLANNING IN INDIA
                               (ANCIENT TO MODERN TIMES)

2-1.       Town planning in ancient India
2-2.       Indus valley civilization (IVC)
2-3.       Mohanjo-Daro
2-4.       Lothal
2-5.       Planning of the modern town
2-5-1.    Airports
2-5-2.    City blocks
2-5-3.    Conurbations
2-5-4.    Green belt
2-5-5.    Focal points
2-5-6.    Neighbourhood planning
2-5-7.    Public utility services
2-5-8.    Radburn layout
2-5-9.    Cul-de-sac streets
2-5-10.  Protective strips
2-5-11.  Rapid transit system
2-6.       Planning of cantonment or military station
2-7.       Present position of planning in India
2-8.       Planned cities of India
QUESTIONS 2

CHAPTER 3     SMART CITY

3-1.       Meaning of the term
3-2.       Elements or components of smart city
3-3.       Characteristics of smart city
3-4.       Smart city planning
3-5.       Policy framework for smart city
3-6.       Smart city index
3-7.       Technological applications in smart city
3-8.       Smart buildings
3-9.       India’s vision for smart city
3-10.     Smart cities of the world
3-11.     Smart city projects in Abu Dhabi
3-12.     Smart city projects in Dubai
QUESTIONS 3

CHAPTER 4     RE-PLANNING EXISTING TOWNS

4-1.       General
4-2.       Objects of re-planning
4-3.       Defects of existing towns
4-4.       Data to be collected
4-5.       Urban renewal projects
4-6.       Redesigning existing towns with smart technologies
4-7.       Decentralization and recentralization
4-8.       Garden city
4-9.       Surface drains
4-10.     Refuse of town
4-11.     Smart waste management
4-12.     Recycling and zero waste
QUESTIONS 4

CHAPTER 5     TOWN PLANNING SURVEYS AND METHODS

5-1.        General
5-2.        Necessity of survey
5-3.        Collection of data

5-4.       Types of surveys
5-5.       Uses of surveys
5-6.       Methods to collect data for survey
5-7.       Survey drawings
5-8.       Survey report
5-9.       Geographic information system (G.I.S.) in town planning
QUESTIONS 5

CHAPTER 6     TOWN PLANNING SCHEME
                                [DP-TP MECHANISM]

6-1.       General
6-2.       Glossary of terms and definitions
6-3.       Purpose and vision for T. P. Schemes
6-4.       Principles for T.P. Schemes
6-5.       Powers required to enforce T.P. Schemes
6-6.       Micro level planning for T.P. Scheme in India
6-7.       Stages of T.P. Schemes
6-7-1.    First stage
6-7-2.    Second stage
6-7-3.    Third stage
6-8.       Statistics of T.P. Schemes in Gujarat
6-9.       Cost, valuation and finance of T.P. Schemes
6-10.     Land pooling (LP) or land readjustment (LR)
6-11.     Benefits of T.P. Scheme mechanism
6-12.     Salient features of T.P. Scheme
6-13.     Hindrances in framing T.P. Scheme
6-14.     Case studies of various T.P. Schemes
QUESTIONS 6

CHAPTER 7     DEVELOPMENT PLAN OR MASTER PLAN

7-1.       General
7-2.       Objects of preparing a development plan
7-3.       Necessity or purposes of a development plan
7-4.       Features of a development plan
7-5.       Data to be collected for development plan
7-6.       Drawings to be prepared
7-7.       Planning standards
7-8.       Components of a development plan
7-9.       Development plan for military town
7-10.     Development plan for hill station
7-11.     Report with development plan
7-12.     Process of preparing development plan as per GTPUDA
7-13.     Execution of development plan
7-14.     Conclusion
QUESTIONS 7

CHAPTER 8     BUILDING BYE-LAWS

8-1.       General
8-2.       Objects of bye-laws
8-3.       Importance of bye-laws
8-4.       Function of local authority
8-5.       Responsibility of owner
8-6.       Applicability of bye-laws
8-7.       Principles underlying building bye-laws
8-8.       Set-back or building line
8-9.       Light plane
8-10.     Floor space index
8-11.     Definitions of Some terms
QUESTIONS 8

CHAPTER 9     ZONING

9-1.        Meaning of the term
9-2.        History of zoning
9-3.        Uses of land
9-4.        Objects of zoning
9-5.        Land use planning
9-6.        Principles of zoning
9-7.        Advantages of zoning
9-8.        Importance of zoning
9-9.        Aspects of zoning
9-10.     Zonal plan for military towns
9-11.     Transition zone
9-12.     Economy of zoning
9-13.     Zoning powers
9-14.     Maps for zoning
QUESTIONS 9

CHAPTER 10   HOUSING

10-1.     General
10-2.     Importance of housing
10-3.     Demand for houses
10-4.     Selection of building site
10-5.     Requirements of residential buildings
10-6.     Classification of residential buildings
10-7.     Trends in multi-storeyed buildings
10-8.     High rise buildings (Skyscrapers) of India
10-9.     Design of residential areas
10-10.   Rural housing
10-11.   Low Cost Housing
10-12.   Rural housing boards
10-13.   Laurie Baker
10-14.   Agencies for housing
10-15.   Investment in housing
10-16.   GRUH Finance Corporation Ltd.
10-17.   HUDCO
10-18.   HDFC ltd.
10-19.   LIC Housing Finance Limited
10-20.   CIDCO
10-21.   Mega projects of CIDCO
10-22.   Housing problem in India
10-23.   National housing policy
10-24.   Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna
QUESTIONS 10

CHAPTER 11   PUBLIC BUILDINGS

11-1.     General
11-2.     Location of public buildings
11-3.     Classification of public buildings
11-4.     Principles of design of public buildings
11-5.     Town centres
11-6.     Grouping of public buildings
11-7.     Civic aesthetics
QUESTIONS 11

CHAPTER 12   INDUSTRIES

12-1.     General
12-2.     Classification of industries
12-3.     Concentration of industries
12-4.     Requirements of an industry
12-5.     Sitting of an industry
12-6.     Measures to control location of industries
12-7.     Industrial townships
12-8.     Treatment of industrial wastes
QUESTIONS 12

CHAPTER 13   SLUMS

13-1.     General
13-2.     Causes of slums
13-3.     Characteristics of slums
13-4.     Effects of slums
13-5.     Slum clearance
13-6.     Works of improvement
13-7.     Open plot scheme
13-8.     Slum clearance and rehousing
13-9.     Prevention of slum formation
13-10.   Resources for slum clearance programmes
13-11.   The Indian slum
QUESTIONS 13

CHAPTER 14   PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS

14-1.     General
14-2.     Types of recreation
14-3.     Location of urban green spaces
14-4.     Classification of parks
14-5.     Theme parks of America
14-6.     Park systems

14-7.        Park design
14-8.        Finance for parks
14-9.        Parkways
14-10.      Boulevards
14-11.      Playgrounds
14-12.      Space standards
14-13.      Landscape architecture
QUESTIONS 14

CHAPTER 15   URBAN ROADS

15-1.        General
15-2.        Objects of urban roads
15-3.        Requirements of a good city road
15-4.        Factors to be considered
15-5.        Classification of urban roads
15-6.        Types of roads
15-7.        Types of Road systems
15-8.        Through and by-pass roads
15-9.        Outer and inner ring roads
15-10.      Expressways
15-11.      Freeways
15-12.      Precincts
15-13.      Road aesthetics
QUESTIONS 15

CHAPTER 16   TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

16-1.        General
16-2.        Objects of traffic management
16-3.        Road user characteristics
16-4.        Vehicular characteristics
16-5.        Traffic surveys
16-5-1.     Accident survey
16-5-2.     Origin and destination (O & D) survey
16-5-3.     Parking survey
16-5-4.     Spot speed survey
16-5-5.     Speed and delay survey
16-5-6.     Traffic volume survey
16-6.        Road accidents
16-6-1.     Causes of road accidents
16-6-2.     Collection of accident data
16-6-3.     Requirements of accident records
16-6-4.     Collision diagram
16-6-5.     Condition diagram
16-6-6.     Measures to prevent road accidents
16-7.        Parking
16-8.        Methods of parking
16-9.        Traffic congestion
16-10.      Traffic control
16-11.      One-way streets
16-11-1.   Advantages of one-way streets
16-11-2.   Disadvantages of one-way streets
16-12.      Road junctions or intersections
16-13.      Types of intersections
16-13-1.   At-grade intersections
16-13-2.   Conflicts at an intersection
16-13-3.   Grade separations or interchange
16-14.      Traffic capacity of roads
16-15.      Road traffic problems
16-16.      Traffic control devices
16-16-1.   Road markings
16-16-2.   Road signs
16-16-3.   Traffic signals
16-16-4.   Speed breakers
16-17.      Peculiarities of traffic
16-18.      Traffic problems of existing towns
16-19.      Street lighting in a town
QUESTIONS 16

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index