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Town Planning

Town Planning “Town planning is the planning and design of all new buildings, roads and parks in order to make them attractive and convenient for people who live there”. Objects of Town Planning The four essential objects of town planning are beauty, convenience, environment and health. 1) Beauty The object of beauty is achieved by taking the most possible advantages of the natural conditions surrounding the town and also by giving the architectural finishes to ... Read More »

Principles of Town Planning

Principle of Town Planning

Principles of Town Planning The subject of town planning demands the knowledge of various professions, especially those of engineering, architecture and surveying. The town should not be design only to satisfy the needs of future generation. But the probable growth and development of the town should be suitably conceived by the town planner and it should be seen that the town does not develop in a ... Read More »

Modern Town

Modern Town The procedure for preparing the outline plan of the modern town depends on skills, training and imagination of the town planner. A proper combination of function and site would result in the formation of a successful modern town. The usual features which involve in the plan of modern town are as follow: Spaces for residence, commerce and industry ... Read More »



Zoning The  zoning is defined as   “The regulation by the law of use of land, buildings and the height and density of buildings is the specific area for the purpose of securing convenience, health, safety and general welfare of community” Objects of Zoning The objects and purposes of zoning are as follow: The town planner gets ample opportunities for designing the future growth and development of town. The zoning serves as main tool to the town ... Read More »

Benefits of Zoning


Benefits of Zoning Following are the Benefits of Zoning :- Danger for fire: The zoning results into minimum chances of fire occurrence and consequently the damages due to fire are brought down to the minimum level. Future development: If zoning is adopted it results into controlled future development of the town with proper regards to the community welfare as main criteria. General amenities: The zoning provides ... Read More »

Development Plan

Master Plan

Development Plan It may be defined as “A general plan for future layout of a city showing both exiting and proposed streets and roads, open spaces, public buildings, etc” Objects of Development Plan Following are the main objects of preparing a development plan for the town It aims at intelligent and economic spending of the public funds for achieving welfare of the inhabitants in respect of ... Read More »

Civic Survey

Civic Survey

Civic Survey The civic survey or town survey is conducted with special reference to the conditions prevailing in and around the town to be planned. The topics which are usually covered in the civic survey are as follow: Communication Amenities The means of communication such as roads, railways and waterways are studied together with their inter-relationship. A study of the characteristics of traffic and its density also made. Contour ... Read More »

Street Light

Street light

Street Light The night use of public roads has considerably increased. hence the streets of a town should be properly illuminated by the installation of streets lights at suitable points. The streets lights are required for the following purposes. To discourages the illegal actions and also anti-social activities on the streets To enable the vehicles and pedestrians on the road surface to move safely To illuminate the road surface etc The ... Read More »

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